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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Enjoy this bread warm with a little butter and a smooth cup of Gevalia Irish Crème coffee.

Prep Time: 15 minTotal Time: 1 hr 15 min Serving Size: 16 servings, 1 wedge each

Pairs With:

Irish Creme

Irish Crème

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  • 3-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup currants or raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, 1/3 cup of the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  2. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add buttermilk and currants; mix just until moistened.
  4. Place dough on floured surface; knead 10 times. Shape into round loaf, 2-1/2 inches thick. Place on greased baking sheet.
  5. Cut deep 1/2-inch "X" in top of dough. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar.
  6. Bake 1 hour or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into 16 wedges to serve.