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Irish Soda Bread


  • 3 tbsp Softened Butter
  • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsps Sugar (I use 1 Tbsp. Stevia)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder (preferably aluminum free)
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Raisins
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk (or try one of the substitutions below)


  1. 1  Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease cookie sheet.

    2  Cut butter into flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in raisins and just enough buttermilk so dough leaves side of bowl.

    3  Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Shape into round loaf, about 6 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on cookie sheet. Cut an X shape about 1/2 inch deep through loaf with floured knife.

    4  Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter or margarine, softened, if desired.