Irish Soda Bread Version Two

Happy Wednesday!

I know St. Patrick’s Day is technically over, but I figured I’d share another easy Irish Soda Bread recipe that you can make while stuck at home (thanks quarantine). We celebrated yesterday at home with a traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage. I’m sure we’ll have another delayed celebration when everyone is allowed out and about again. This particular recipe comes from the other side of my family and differs slightly from the one in my previous post. I think I may like this version better (sorry Nana!). Comparing the two recipes I found that this recipe turned out to be moister and the raisins were more evenly distributed throughout. I’ll include the recipe and a photo of the finished product below.

Irish Soda Bread Recipe Version Two


  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (brown or white)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried currants or raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk (if you use milk add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to sour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl stir together the flour, sugar, currants/raisins, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  2. Add the milk
  3. Stir until the dry ingredients are moistened
  4. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead briefly with floured hands
  5. Cover with bowl and let rest for 5 minutes
  6. Shape into a round loaf and place on a greased baking sheet or 8 inch round cake pan
  7. With a sharp knife cut across the top of the loaf
  8. Bake at 350 degrees until slightly brown and crusty (roughly 30-40 minutes)

I hope you all had a great St. Paddy’s Day! Stay tuned for more posts coming soon.




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