How to Make Irish Soda Bread

Authentic Irish Soda Bread


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Watch how to make Irish Soda Bread with the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Many of us make it year-round, not just for St. Patrick’s Day. 

This Irish Soda Bread recipe’s quick, easy, and irresistible. No luck of the Irish required.

Click here for the Soda Bread recipe.

Find 20 more St. Patrick’s Day recipe ideas!

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Irish Soda Bread

I lived in Ireland for three years in the70s. Irish Soda Bread does NOT have raisins and whatnot in it. Irish Scones have currants. Barmbrack which is found around Halloween is an Irish Soda Bread made with raisins & goodies, including little charms to predict your future, e.g. a wedding ring charm means you'll get married in the coming year. Irish Soda Bread was great for sopping soup.


Hello Sara,

Correct! Traditional Irish Soda Bread does not contain raisins. It has become a popular addition to many recipes however and we like to offer it as an option if preferred. Thank you for sharing these fun little tid bits about Irish Soda Bread with us! 

Agee the camera was to high,

Agee the camera was to high, ddoes she use level teaspoon of dry ingredients?

Agree, wanted to see the

Agree, wanted to see the product being made.

Hi. Great recipe but the

Hi. Great recipe but the camera level is too high, enjoy the speaker but would like to see the bread on the board as she is working with it. thanks

How much flour was used?

The video showed the first part so fast that the flour addition portion was completely skipped. Maybe there's a written recipe somewhere, but I didn't find it. Any help on that? Thanks.

Ooops! My apologies! I found it! Sorry!

I found the written recipe and it looks great. I will try it just as shown. Thanks.

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