Sunday, March 11, 2012

Susan D.'s Irish Soda Bread

This recipe for Irish soda bread Susan D.'s family's made for decades. Her mother got it from the parents of an Irish nun who happened to be Susan D.'s 1st grade teacher! The nutrition facts are at Calorie Count!

It's a very simple recipe to make.

Irish Soda Bread


4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups flour
 1 tsp caraway seeds
1 cup sugar
2 to 3 Tbl shortening (calories based on 2 Tbl)
1 cup raisins
1 cup water


Mix by spoon. Put in greased dish*, then sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour.

*Susan D. says she has always made this in a round Pyrex style casserole dish, but it would work just as well in a square pan.


  1. I am making this for St Patrick's Day breakfast!

  2. I forgot to update: I ended up making this and giving it to my Gram for her St Patrick's day dinner. Later that night she called me for the recipe, because everyone loved it so much! The only change I made was that I dusted the outside with cinnamon before I wrapped it up (cause cinnamon goes with raisins!).
    Thanks Susan!