Delia Tully's Irish Soda Bread

Delia Tully's Irish Soda Bread

St. Patrick's Day has always been a special day to me.  My father is one hundred percent Irish and so is my husband. Every St. Patrick's Day  I grew up Irish dancing, listening to bagpipers, missing school to watch the river get dyed green, and marching in the parade downtown.

My father also encouraged me to eat one of his favorite foods on this special day, Irish soda bread. I have to admit I never was a real fan until my mother- in-law gave this recipe to try. Not until making Delia Tully's recipe as an adult did I realize it wasn't so bad.  It was actually quite good, and that's no blarney!

This recipe is extremely easy to make, try it and share with someone you love on St. Patrick's Day or any day!


3 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cup raisins

1 1/2 cup buttermilk

1 egg

2 tbls melted butter

Mix all dry ingredients in bowl, make a well in the center.  Combine buttermilk and egg, mix.  Pour in well of dry ingredients. Mix wet and dry ingredients until just wet. Add butter. Pour in 9" well greased round cake pan (best if lined with well greased parchment paper). Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

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