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Irish soda bread on rack

Spirited Irish Soda Bread

  • Author: Lisa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8. 1x


Spirited with Irish whiskey 



½ cup golden raisins

1 tablespoon Irish whiskey

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 ½ baking powder

1-teaspoon fine sea salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) frozen unsalted butter

1-teaspoon caraway seeds

2 eggs

1-cup buttermilk



  1. Heat oven 375F. Lightly grease 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In small bowl, toss raisins with whiskey; set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  4. Grate butter on the large holes of a box grater into flour mixture; mix with a fork until butter is fully coated with dry ingredients and looks crumbly. Stir in caraway seeds.
  5. In small bowl, whisk eggs until well blended; reserve 1 tablespoon in another small bowl.
  6. Whisk buttermilk into remaining egg; stir into flour mixture along with raisins and whiskey. Stir mixture just until dry ingredients are all moistened.
  7. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop batter into prepared pan with 9 scoops around edge of the pan and 3 scoops in the center.
  8. Drizzle reserved egg over the top and spread with the back of a spoon.
  9. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Run a knife around the edge of the pan. Invert onto a plate and then invert on to a cooling rack.
  11. Serve warm or room temperature. 
  • Category: quick breads
  • Method: baking

Keywords: Irish soda bread, whiskey, spirits, quick and easy, easy bake, holiday, St. Patrick's Day