Supposedly, I am part Irish which I don’t doubt that since I love Irish food and music. I haven’t done one of those DNA test kits yet to prove it, but I am pretty sure there is some Irish blood in my veins. St. Patrick’s day is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Who doesn’t LOVE St. Patrick’s Day, after all? It’s a holiday full of happy things, food and beer! One of my favorite St. Patrick’s day eats is Irish Soda bread. It’s so easy to make and taste delicious. I have prepared an easy to follow a recipe as my St. Patrick’s day gift to you.

Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick's Day

Irish Soda Bread Recipe


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients.
  • Stir in raisins.
  • set aside 1 tablespoon beaten egg.
  • In a bowl, combine buttermilk, oil and remaining eggs.
  • Stir into flour mixture just until moistened (you want dough sticky).
  • Transfer to greased 9-in. round baking pan.
  • Brush top with reserved egg.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool.

Hoping you enjoy your St. Patrick’s day celebration and I would love for you to share your favorite St. Patrick’s day recipe with us.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.