St. Patty’s Soda Bread

I have been planning to make Soda Bread all week long (I even bought buttermilk) and pinned a whole bunch of recipes.  But I had just one of those weeks, you know the type, where the stress levels are high and exhaustion runs rampant.  Instead of baking up loaves of bread Friday night as planned, I postponed it to Saturday morning.  I spent Friday night with a glass of red wine and Cooper’s Hawk dinner.




Saturday morning, we slept in as long as Cooper would let us.  We got invited to celebrate St. Patty’s Day down in the city with my brother and his friends.  They began their morning at 7am, but we slept in and when I finally woke up, I took advantage of the sunshine by going for a run.  My path was frozen so I just ran some laps around the neighborhood.  When I came back, I had big plans to finally make soda bread to bring into the city.  My brother called and said that parking was tough and that he would be okay with store bought soda bread.




So instead of making soda bread, we drove down to the city for a day of fun and green shenanigans.




Needless to say, Sunday morning started like this…




Followed by a trip to Whole Foods for breakfast ingredients.




We had a wonderful breakfast/brunch and then came back to the burbs to have lunch with my best friend.




I had plans (in my head) to make soda bread Sunday night, but instead the BOY and I curled up with Cooper to watch the second Hunger Games Movie.  After a workout in in my neon green tshirt with my trainer in the morning, I came home to celebrate St. Pattys Day with homemade soda bread.




I found a great recipe complete with cinnamon and raisins on Pinterst.  Yum! 




I sprinkled some extra cinnamon and sugar over the top, which made the house smell unbelievable!




It only took 40 minutes for both breads to bake perfectly!  We had a small situation on Saturday that involved Cooper breaking into the store bought soda bread bag for a taste test.




So I had to hide away my cooling bread in the laundry room for safety.




After my own taste test of course!




I am so excited to have soda bread in the house!  I’m thinking about soda bread french toast for breakfast tomorrow (or maybe even dinner tonight)!


This recipe is absolutely incredible!

Here are a few other St. Patty’s Day favorites…

Brown Irish Soda Bread

Dark Irish Soda Bread

Soda Bread Scones

Lucky Charm Treats





How did you celebrate St. Patty’s Day?




Cinnamon Raisin Irish Soda Bread

From Bakers Royale



5 cups flour

1 cup sugar

4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup raisins

3 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

*extra cinnamon/sugar to sprinkle over the top



Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet or use Silpat.

Place flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix to combine. Stir in raisins. Set aside. Beat eggs in a bowl.  Stir in buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla, then add to dry ingredients and stir until well combined.

Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet. Make a deep X on top of each loaf with a knife. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and top is golden brown. Transfer loaves to a wire rack to cool.

23 thoughts on “St. Patty’s Soda Bread

  1. Ooh, that sounds so delicious! I just had soda bread for the first time last week (at an early St. Pat’s dinner), but honestly this recipe sounds better than what I ate haha. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. Good crusty bread is the one thing I miss being gluten-free… this one looks so tasty! Looks like you had a fun weekend celebrating! 🙂

  3. so, it all sounds really terrific, however, I did notice that in the picture at Whole Foods someone was wearing their l. L. Bean snowflake flannel pajama bottoms. I wonder who that was? It could only be one of two people and I am thinking …… hmmmmm, since I have a matching pair, I recognize them right away!

    • Too funny!
      It’s actually me but I”m sure the Uggs threw you off as those were not mine but I didn’t have appropriate shoe options to match my red snowflake PJ’s that I 100% wore to Whole Foods on Sunday! Thanks Mom!

  4. Fun weekend!!! I didn’t really do anything!! We ran the Shamrock 15k on Sunday. I did wear my green shirt to spin class last night!! 🙂
    I do not think I have ever had soda bread before. I guess I am missing out!! 🙂

    • You are! We had a friend in the neighborhood who used to make it for us every year and wrap it in green plastic wrap. I loved it! Way to go on the 15k. In Chicago, our Shamrock run is in April when everyone thaws out : )

  5. Is your hair getting longer or am I just used to seeing it up? You and the BOY are so cute!! I’ve never had soda bread and I’m curious as to what it tastes like. We don’t have a huge Irish population here, so if I want to taste it, I think I’ll have to make it myself. And follow your recipe EXACTLY! I can’t have another baking disaster haha.

    • Ha ha! Yes the Chi-Irish as they are called celebrate St. Patrick’s Day right with a green river and all : ) I think that it is crazy long right now and have scheduled a haircut soon. My bangs are also doing some crazy things so it’s time to re evaluate them : ) I don’t know how to describe teh bread, but it is definitely different in taste and texture. This one was pretty easy and should freeze well. Let me know how it goes!!!

  6. Only you can rock lucky socks and t-shirt!!!!

    Don’t u just love The hunger games!! I also saw it this weekend, that girl is sooo beautiful uggggghhh I hate her jajajaja nahhhh.

    That bread seems like something to try, u said the magic words: French toasts jajaja

    • That is my favorite way to enjoy all of my breads. The next day as french toast. The blueberry muffin bread french toast is THE BEST!

      Did you read the books? Now everone is talking about Divergent and I’m trying to figure out if I need to read that one too!

  7. […] It’s only fitting to mark the end of this horrid winter with a crockpot recipe.  Not that I put my crockpot away now ever, but it just seems like the right thing to do.  Confession: I made this recipe for lunch this week, but it smelled a little boozy (hence the beer in the title), so instead of taking it to work, I ate it for dinner.  Which reminds me that I’m not even sure if I posted our meal plan for the week.  Oh well!  I blame the holiday weekend! […]

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