My Grammy's Irish Soda Bread - Miss Clark's Spoonful

My Grammy's Irish Soda Bread

Happy St. Patty's Day!

This is a day that makes me think about my grandmother, an absolute angel of an Irish matriarch. She was the most joyful person I will ever know, and always saw the goodness and light in every single situation. She loved St. Patrick's Day, and everything Irish.

In her 100 years on this earth, she touched so many with her grace, light, laughter, and love.

While she's no longer with us, this is a recipe that has been in our family for ages. My grandmother had it passed down to from her mother, and then she passed it down to my mother, who passed it down to my sister and I. It's a family favorite and is filled with love.

Let's get started!


  • 4 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 3 heaping teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Raisins (rinsed)
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Caraway Seeds
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Sour Milk (1 cup Milk + 1 TBSP White Vinegar or Lemon Juice)


Preheat oven to 400º F.

1. Sour milk by combining 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 cup. Stir and let stand for at least five minutes.

Ingredients to sour milk

2. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

3. Add raisins, sugar, and caraway seeds. Set aside.

Irish Soda Bread Dry Ingredients

4. Mix eggs, sour cream, and sour milk. Beat well.

Irish Soda Bread Wet Ingredients

5. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients, and fold together.

Irish Soda Bread Dough

6. Place baking dish in the oven to warm. Take out, grease, and add dough.

Irish Soda Bread Dough

7. Bake at 400º for 20 minutes. Then, decrease temperature to 350º and bake for 40 minutes. Bake until it's juuuuust the right shade of golden brown (you'll know!).

To test if it's truly done, insert a small knife into the center right to the base. If it comes out clean, you're good to go!

What a beaut!

 Irish Soda Bread

Get your Irish on.

May the luck of the Irish be with you all year long!

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