Prized Irish Soda Bread Beats All

Prized Irish Soda Bread
My Prized Irish Soda Bread recipe is the best ever soda bread that you ever will taste.


Of all the recipes for Irish Soda Bread that I have ever tried, this one surpasses them all for its delicious taste and being the easiest to prepare.  Prized Irish Soda Bread has a moist, cake-like texture accompanied by a bounty of raisins to produce three small loaves or two regular loaves that you don’t need reason to enjoy anytime of the year.

I wasn’t planning on making my Prized Irish Soda Bread today, but I had sour milk to use. I don’t know why but I bought two gallons of milk lately from the same store and both soured several days before their expiration dates. Since I wanted a break from chocolate cakes, cookies and waffles, then I remembered this recipe that was the perfect fit with my sour milk.

Prized Irish Soda Bread
Here are a few slices of my Prized Irish Soda Bread.

Prized Irish Soda Bread Is the Easiest Recipe Ever!

My Prized Irish Soda Bread recipe just involves sifting the dry ingredients together before adding the raisins, mixing the eggs with the sour milk and oil, then stirring them together. You won’t even need to pull out your electric mixer. A fork or your wooden spoon to mix the ingredients works out well.

Another thing that is different about my Prized Irish Soda Bread recipe is that once the breads come out of the oven, you immediately remove them from the pans. Believe it or not, these breads unlike other quick breads and cake do manage to stay intact without breaking apart.

I hope that you’ll want to print out and try my recipe.   You also might want to  check out all my various recipes for scones.  A good place to start is with my Favorite Scones recipe.



Prized Irish Soda Bread
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
This is the easiest recipe that you’ll ever find for the best ever Irish Soda Bread.
Course: BAKING
Keyword: Prized Irish Soda Bread
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder, leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, leveled
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1-1/2 cups sour milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  1. Sift the dry ingredients together in your mixing bowl.

    Add the raisins next and stir in with the dry ingredients.

    Stir the eggs, milk and oil together before combing with the dry ingredients. Only stir the dry ingredients enough to moisten or you could ruin the bread. Do not overwork with ingredients with vigorous stirring.

    Pour batter into three small loaf pans, approximately 7" x 3" x 2" or two regular size loaf pans that are thoroughly greased.

    Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 30-35 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated.

    Test for doneness with a toothpick, cake tester or a slender knife to see if anything sticks.

    Remove from the pans immediately after baking.




  1. June 25, 2018 / 6:00 am

    This sounds really good & easy, I’m saving this one. Thanks for sharing!

    • nuts4stuff
      June 25, 2018 / 8:52 am

      Tell me what you think once you do make it. Besides how delicious, I love how simple this is to whip up. It also is great for using sour milk.

  2. tat2gurlzrock
    June 25, 2018 / 7:47 am

    I don’t think I have ever had soda bread. This sounds really delicious! Thanks Mary!

    • nuts4stuff
      June 25, 2018 / 8:49 am

      It is delicious and the easiest recipe ever. I hate complicated recipes with lots of steps. I am a lazy cook and baker!

  3. Leanne
    June 25, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    I’ve never heard of soda bread but it sounds amazing . I’d love to try it , thanks for sharing the recipe . I love homemade bread .

    • nuts4stuff
      June 25, 2018 / 2:03 pm

      This is a sweet quick bread that does have a cake-like crumb texture. Tell me how you like it once you do try it.

  4. Brittany Potter
    June 25, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I have never heard of Soda Bread! It looks so yummy and delicious though!

    • nuts4stuff
      June 26, 2018 / 3:51 am

      I honestly that you try it. It is easy and less calories than a cake when you want something sweet. I am going to be baking more of this later today for my freezer. You should try scones as well.

  5. rochelle haynes
    June 26, 2018 / 3:20 am

    Looking good have not heard of this before

  6. ellen beck
    June 26, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Love a good soda bread, but I agree many other recipes are a pain. This one looks easy enough. Much like you I am a lazy baker!

    • nuts4stuff
      June 27, 2018 / 4:28 am

      I have been experimenting with some different variations of this soda bread that I will be sharing as well. Another version I made is with crushed pineapple. It is also very good and turns this cake a beautiful yellow like I added a lot of eggs, which I did not.

  7. Sharon Rooney
    June 27, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    This is a different recipe than the one that I have. I am going to try this one.

    • nuts4stuff
      June 27, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      This is the best one that I have ever made. Let me know what you think.

  8. Holly Thomas
    July 1, 2018 / 9:29 am

    I will try your recipe to see if it’s better than mine!

    • nuts4stuff
      July 1, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Great! Let me know how it turns out for you.

  9. Lynne B
    December 17, 2018 / 10:46 am

    This is the kind of soda bread I’d like to try – moist vs. crumbly.

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