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Kristi’s Irish Soda Bread

Published on March 4, 2024

Irish soda bread load sliced

Sharing this beloved bread recipe with family and friends, especially for St. Patrick’s Day, shows the sense of warmth and connection that embodies Kristi, our customer liaison, and the holiday spirit.

One of the most cherished aspects of St. Patrick’s Day for Kristi is undoubtedly the tradition of baking Irish Soda Bread. This time-honored practice connects her to her Irish heritage and fills her home with the comforting aroma of freshly baked bread. With its simple and traditional ingredients, the process offers a therapeutic escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. From mixing the flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk to forming the loaf, each step reminds her of baking with her Grandmother, Mary Patricia. The anticipation only grows, waiting for the crusty, golden brown exterior and preparing for the warm fragrance inside. Her recipe makes 2 loaves, one for you and one to share with a friend! Perfect with a cup of coffee, butter, or jam.

Irish soda bread sliced with coffee
spreading butter on irish soda bread
kristi smiling holding irish soda bread


  • 4 Cups Flour
  • 2 T Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup of 100% Bran
  • 1 Cup Golden Raisins
  • 1 tsp Caraway Seeds
  • Pinch of Cardamom Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 ½ Cups Buttermilk


Sift flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a bowl.

Add bran, raisins and caraway seeds to the flour mixture.

Incorporate eggs and buttermilk and mix all ingredients together. 

Pour in two greased loaf pans and dot with a pat of butter and a sprinkle of sugar on each loaf.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes, using a clean knife to determine if cooked.

Serve warm with butter!

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