Irish Sweet Soda Bread

Perfect for St Patrick's Day, or any day of the year, this foolproof bread is as easy as it is tasty. Amazing with our blackberry jam!


11/2 cups buttermilk
1 large egg
4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp baking powder
4 tbs cold butter
1 cup raisins

Serve with

New Canaan Farms Blackberry Jam, the Irish nation’s favorite flavor

Jar of New Canaan Farms Brazos River Blackberry Jam
The #1 choice of the Irish – blackberry jam!
The ingredients of sweet Irish soda bread coming together into a dough
Coming together
A ball of Irish soda bread sweet dough with raisins
Almost ready!


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Lightly grease a 9″ cake pan or baking sheet, or use a seasoned cast iron skillet (no need to grease)
  • Whisk the buttermilk and egg together
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder
  • Cut in the cold butter, and rub into the mixture with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  • Stir in the raisins, then gently fold in the buttermilk and egg mixture
  • Tip the combined mixture onto a floured tabletop, and kneed lightly to combine and bind, adding more flour if the mixture feels too sticky
  • Transfer the dough to your pan of choice, and with a knife, score an X into the top of the dough
  • Bake for around 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and your hear a ‘hollow’ sound when you knock the bottom of the loaf
  • Serve warm with New Canaan Farms Brazos River Blackberry Jam. Delicious!
A loaf of sweet Irish soda bread with New Canaan Farms Brazos River Blackberry Jam
Soooo good

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