Spicy Irish Soda Bread

Spicy Irish Soda Bread


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The spicy Irish soda bread recipe is an excellent one that enhances a corned beef meal. This classic Irish bread is easy to make and it has just the right amount of spices. This is a staple in most houses on St. Patrick's Day, but it can also be eaten any time of the year.

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 40 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon all-spice

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Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Boil the raisins in a little water and simmer for 15 minutes in order to make them plump. Drain the liquid and set aside. In a mixing bowl, sift together the spices, baking soda and cinnamon and keep aside. Mix together the raisin liquid, eggs, sugar and softened butter in a bowl and add the dry ingredients to this wet mixture. Mix well and pour the batter into loaf pans and bake them for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the soda bread to cool down before slicing and serving.

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