An Irish Bread recipe with raisins. A family tradition of Irish cake for St. Patrick’s Day.
This recipe has been passed down in my family for 3 generations. My Babci was gifted it from an Irish friend. This Irish soda bread recipe with raisins is more of a cake like recipe. Not as dense as a traditional Irish bread it’s more like an Irish cake! A traditional Irish bread is made with buttermilk but this Irish bread is made with sour cream.
My mom makes Irish bread year round but she starts making it for family and friends around St. Patrick’s Day. I figured it was time to step in and starting making them too. Can you believe we are not Irish, even with my red hair? We just really love this recipe and tradition of making the best Irish soda bread recipe.
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We bake our Irish bread in a 9 inch cake pan. You can use one like this.
This cake pan is part of our family tradition. It was my Babci cake pan and whenever anyone in my family goes to make this Irish bread we borrow the pan from my Mom. It’s seasoned to perfection and every dent and blemish tells the story of our family traditions over the years. It seems kind of crazy that a cake pan could mean so much but it does.
- 2 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
- 2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup of Sugar
- Dash of Salt
- 1 Egg
- 1 Pint of Sour Cream
- 1/4 Cup of Milk
- 1 1/2 Cups of Raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cake pan.
- Combine dry ingredients.
- Add egg, sour cream and milk.
- Add raisins and fold in at the end.
- Bake in a round cake pan at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
- Let cool and enjoy!
We hope you enjoy this recipe and a little bit of our family traditions can be passed on to you and your family. Drop a comment below if you tried this recipe and let me know what you think.