Mom's Irish Soda Bread

Mom's Irish Soda Bread


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Irish soda bread is a classic choice for anyone in this ethnic group. This recipe for mom's Irish soda bread has been passed down from generation to generation with direct roots from Ireland. The bread has a buttery and sweet taste. It is better than other recipes because it yields a light and flaky loaf. The bread can be toasted or eaten plain. It is ideal for a St. Patrick's Day treat or a regular item to keep for breakfast or snack time.

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

15 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (cubed)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

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1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease two baking sheets.

2.  Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar in large bowl.

3.  Cut in butter to form coarse pieces.

4.  Add raisins and currants.

5.  Make a well in the middle of the dough and pour in the milk and vinegar.

6. Stir until moistened.

7.  Knead dough on well floured surface.

8.  Divide in two balls and place on baking sheets.

9.  Bake 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 375 degrees.  Bake until bread is golden brown (approximately 15 more minutes).

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