Irish Soda Bread and Guinness Butter

Malinda Coletta


This version is one of the best yet...the house smells heavenly!


★★★★★ 5 votes

10 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    caraway seeds
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 c

How to Make Irish Soda Bread and Guinness Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 1 9 inch round pan. In mixer bowl combine flour, caraway, raisins, cubed butter, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda.
  2. In measuring cup with buttermilk add one egg and beat. in a separate bowl take remaining egg and a bit of water and beat - reserve this to brush dough with just prior to placing in the oven.
  3. With mixer on low speed add buttermilk and egg mixture. Mix until just blended do not over mix. Place dough on floured surface add a bit more flour to top of dough ball and knead for about 10 strokes to make a ball. Place in greased pan.
  4. Baste with egg wash then cut a cross on the top with a sharp knife. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Allow to cool and wrap in plastic wrap this goes stale quickly. A great addition to the final product is Guinness Butter...2 sticks of room temp butter 3 oz of Guinness 3 tablespoons honey beat in mixer. Served on this bread is very yummy!

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About Irish Soda Bread and Guinness Butter

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Collection: St. Patrick's Day
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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