How to make sweet Irish soda bread

This sweet Irish soda bread recipe reminds me of a scone in loaf form and it’s perfect with a thick layer of Irish butter.

flour buttermilk eggs baking powder baking soda salt butter currants raisins golden raisins sugar

Ingredients for soda bread

First, cold butter is cut into the flour mixture using a pastry blender. You are looking for pieces of butter no bigger than a pea.

Add raisins, golden raisins and currants into flour and butter mixture.  Toss to coat the dried fruit in flour.

Add milk and eggs, mix to combine with a spoon or sturdy rubber spatula. Dough will be sticky. Using floured hands, mold into a round or oblong loaf.

Place soda bread on baking pan lined with parchment paper in center of oven. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on cooling rack.

Brush top of soda bread with butter while hot.  Let cool completely before cutting. (A serrated bread knife is best.)

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