My favourite types of recipes are those that have been passed down from generation to generation. The tried, tested and true babies that are found on ripped, stained, water-logged recipe cards. When I get my hands on them, I hold on forever. And that’s particularly true for this classic dish – a traditional Shea family recipe that’s well worth a taste! Oh, and there’s more St. Patty’s inspiration riiiight here!

Irish Soda BreadA classic recipe, straight from grandma's pantry
prep time
15 Minute/s
cook time
45 Minute/s
total time
1 Hour/s
Serves 6Ingredients
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped butter
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  1. Mix together all dry ingredients
  2. Add raisins & chopped butter
  3. Make well in center and add beaten egg. Slowly mix it in.
  4. Add buttermilk (or whole milk soured with a tablespoon of vinegar) The dough should be the consistency of thick mashed potatoes.
  5. Pour into greased & floured pan
  6. Bake at 325 for 45 min
  7. Have a pot of tea ready & enjoy!

Photography: Jen Lynne Photography | Recipe & Styling: Stacie Shea Events

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