Irish Soda Bread
Serves: yields 1 loaf
recipe adapted slightly from Caldwell House B&B's secret recipe
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a bread loaf pan.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and raisins. Stir with a spoon.
  3. Add the eggs, buttermilk and melted butter. With the stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, knead the dough until smooth and sticky.
  4. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool slightly before serving with butter.
Recipe by Maine Course at