This is the recipe I use every St. Patrick's day. It's simply the best!

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Irish Soda Bread

Irish-inspired round quick bread recipe made with buttermilk and currants or raisins is a new take on traditional Irish soda bread.

12 servings (1 loaf

15 min

45 min


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter cut into chunks
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup currants or raisins

*Substitute 4 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1 1/4 cups. Let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. STEP 2
    Combine all ingredients except buttermilk and currants in bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and currants just until moistened.
  3. STEP 3
    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Shape into ball. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Pat into 6-inch circle. Cut 1/2 inch deep “X” in top of dough with sharp knife.
  4. STEP 4
    Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.