Sir Nigel’s Irish Soda Bread

Sir Nigel’s Irish Soda Bread


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A rustic, hearty, stick to your ribs classic from Ireland. Soda Bread is made with flour, brown sugar, butter, buttermilk, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, which serve as the leavening agent. This version is full of plump sweet raisins. Perfect for breakfast and is also a great accompaniment to meaty stews.

  • 2 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter (Softened)
  • 2 Eggs (Room Temperature)
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/3 Cup Raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In large-size bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. In small-size bowl whisk 1 egg and buttermilk. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
  3. Knead on floured surface for 1 minute. Shape into round loaf. Place on greased baking sheet. Cut a 1/4-inch deep cross in top of loaf. Beat remaining egg and brush over loaf.
  4. Place in oven 30 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool.
  6. Makes 1 loaf
  7. Serves 6
  8. Prep Time: 25 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes Total Time: 55 Minutes
  9. "Work With What You Got!"
  10. © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2016 All Rights Reserved


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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