Irish Soda Bread Recipe {Free Download}


We have learned from our contributing writer, Kristina, who is living over in Ireland, that the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by showing up unannounced at a friend or neighbor’s doorstep offering baked goods. Isn’t that such a lovely concept? I just love the simplicity of neighborly love shown by this tradition. I bet some may even bake Irish Soda Bread to share, don’t you?

We are so lucky to have an authentic Irish Soda Bread recipe shared with us by our contributor Colleen. Her Great Grandma Dailey hand-wrote the original recipe in County Kerry, Ireland. By looking at the image below, you can tell the recipe was a family favorite and was used often. We worked with Colleen to create a clear recipe card for you, easy to download or print.

Irish Soda Bread

hand written recipe on stained and aged paper


4 cups of flour

1 level teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of cream of tartar

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter

1 1/2 – 2 cups buttermilk

1 cup raisins or currants

1 Tablespoon caraway seed

Baking Instructions:

1. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and sugar

2. Cut in the butter

3. Fold in buttermilk, raisins/currants, caraway seeds

4. Gently knead for 1 minute or until a ball forms

5. Place ball in a buttered cake pan, flatten slightly, cut a fairly deep cross in the top to mark the farls (quarters).

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes


Free Download or Printable

To download the recipe to a phone or iPad, just tap and hold on the image and choose “Save to Camera Roll”

To print the recipe, click on the image and a new window will pop up, you will be able to choose your printer and print settings from there.

Marbled background recipe card with a pink title

Take a pic of your bread and share it with us on Instagram, tag @duluthmoms! Note: we are only able to see tags from profiles that are public 🙂

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Andrea Jang
A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Duluthian! She lives in the Hillside with her husband, daughter (plus two angel babies that are with them in spirit), and two rescue pups. As a bi-racial and multicultural family, they have hopes and dreams of visiting her husband’s family in South Korea someday soon. Tiny joys that make her heart happy include: doodling, searching for sea glass, coffee with friends, fiber art, plants, a good vintage thrift find, music and great food & drinks. She also finds purpose in serving on the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice (DEIJ) committee at her daughter’s school, and also on City Mom Collective’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee. You will find her building community, connections and friendships in the northland as the owner of Duluth Mom. She invites you to visit her on Instagram or on LinkedIn.