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Irish American Soda Bread Recipe

This is a sweet dark version of Irish soda bread. It is made with whole wheat flour, raisins, caraway seeds, and tangy buttermilk, with a crunchy sugar topping.

Adapted from the King Arthur Flour Soda Bread Recipe

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 1 hour | Yield: 1 loaf


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon coarse white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar. Stir in raisins and caraway seeds. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the egg and buttermilk. Add to the dry ingredients and combine by gently stirring. Stir in the melted butter.
  4. Transfer batter to the prepared pan. With the back of a spoon make an indention or “moat” around all the edges of the pan. Drizzle the top of the bread with the 1 tablespoon of milk (the moat will keep the milk on top of loaf and not running down the sides.) Sprinkle top with coarse white sugar.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes to an 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven and gently run a knife around the sides of the bread to loosen from pan. Allow bread to cool for 5 minutes, then turn it out onto a rack to cool. Cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container.

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