Mom's Irish Soda Bread
This is not the traditional Irish soda bread recipe—it’s more like a tea cake, and it’s delicious!
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 cup dark raisins
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional, but I always add them)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1¼ cups whole milk
  • Honey, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. With your fingertips, lightly work in butter until well incorporated. Add raisins and caraway seeds, making sure all are well distributed and separated.
  3. In a small bowl, combine egg and milk, then stir into flour mixture until well combined. Place batter in prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 50 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove loaf from pan, and let cool on wire rack.
  5. Serve with honey.
Recipe by TeaTime Magazine at