Irish Soda Bread

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Irish Soda Bread

This came out of the Holy Ghost Church Cookbook in Tiverton, Rhode Island. It’s not St. Patrick’s Day if I don’t make a few loafs.

Yield: 1 loaf


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seed (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup softened currants (or raisins)


In a large bowl mix together first four ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together next four ingredients.

Add wet mixture to dry mixture, then mix in currants.

Pour into a greased pie dish. Slice a cross on the top of the batter. Top with a little butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

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