Irish Soda Buns

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Recipe appeared in the March 2015 edition of Relish magazine this week. Recipe and picture accredited to Jean Kressy - "Irish soda bread is usually made in a free-form round. We’ve sped up the baking by making individual rolls. The ‘X’ on top helps each roll open up and rise fully in the oven."


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15 Min
25 Min


  • 1 2/3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 c
    golden raisins
  • 1 tsp
    caraway seeds
  • 3/4 c
    plus 3 tbls. buttermilk

How to Make Irish Soda Buns


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a 9-inch
    round cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flours,
    sugar, baking soda and salt. With
    fingers or pastry blender, cut in
    butter until mixture resembles
    coarse crumbs. Stir in raisins and
    caraway seeds. Pour buttermilk over
    top, and stir with fork until mixture
    holds together. If necessary, add
    more buttermilk, a little at a time.
  3. Transfer to a lightly floured
    surface and knead about 20 times or
    until smooth. With lightly floured
    hands, shape into 10 balls. Place in
    pan. With small, sharp knife, cut an
    X on top of each ball.
  4. Bake 25 minutes or until golden
    brown. Remove from pan and let cool
    on wire rack. Makes 10 buns.

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About Irish Soda Buns

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish

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