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Sweet Irish Soda Bread #Recipe #KidsintheKitchen

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While my Irish heritage is by maiden name only I still like to partake in some of the traditions.  Irish Soda Bread is something we’ve never made though. I never really what it exactly what it was but after some research, recommendations and modifications we came up version that is truly tasty.  Is it authentic, probably not but I’m ok with that.Sweet Irish Soda Bread #Recipe #KidsintheKitchen

Shae has been more involved in baking these days. I can hand her measuring cups and all the ingredients and she’ll dole out all of the ingredients for me.  She even pours out the liquids to precise quantities.

Sweet Irish Soda Bread #Recipe #KidsintheKitchen

This particular recipe called for a HUGE loaf of bread.  Next time I’ll split it into 2 loaves so it is easier to handle. I also think I’ll make it in a bread loaf for a more uniform product.  We’re eating this for snack, dessert and breakfast just as it is.

Sweet Irish Soda Bread #Recipe #KidsintheKitchen

Sweet Irish Soda Bread

  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/14 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter softened, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a large dutch oven pot or 2 bread pans or 2 round cake pans with parchment paper.

In a large bowl whisk together your flour, sugar, baking powder, salt & baking soda.

Blend in butter, raisins and almonds till butter is pea size crumbs.

Add egg, buttermilk & milk and mix till just combined.

Pour this batter into your prepared pan(s) and bake for 45-70 minutes depending on size of loaf.  An inserted toothpick should come out clean and the top of your bread should be a beautiful golden brown.

Sweet Irish Soda Bread #Recipe #KidsintheKitchen

If you’re lucky you’ll have some to enjoy for  2 days.

Sweet Irish Soda Bread #Recipe #KidsintheKitchen

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  1. That looks good! I’ve had beer bread, but never Irish soda bread.

    Shae is doing a great job!

  2. Had to laugh at the above comment… I was going to say the same thing! Going to have to try your recipe!

  3. This looks so good!

  4. Your little helpers are just about the cutest ever : ).

  5. That looks so yummy! I’ll have to add it to our corned beef and cabbage dinner!

  6. yum! I always remember cooking and baking with my mom. I have already started with my daughter. She loves being in charge of mixing.

  7. Jessica @EatSleepBe says:

    I’m off gluten and dairy now, but soda bread used to be one of my favorite things in the world. Now I can only drool over it. 🙂

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