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Fruit-Studded Soda Bread

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Fruit-Studded Soda Bread

Fruit-Studded Soda Bread

Fiona Haynes
For a slightly sweeter version of Irish soda bread on St. Patrick's Day, or for a quick and easy tea time bread any time of the year, here's a a yeast-free, egg-free, fruit-studded soda bread the whole family will enjoy.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins (sultanas)
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda and sugar. Stir in raisins, golden raisins, and orange zest.

Make a well in the center of the bowl and add one cup of the buttermilk. Use a fork to help form the dough. Gradually add remaining buttermilk until dough is slightly tacky.

On a floured surface, knead the dough for about 30 seconds, then transfer to lined baking sheet.

Flatten the dough to about an eight-inch disc. Take a sharp knife and score the dough in a cross shape.

Place in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until golden, and until the bottom of the bread sounds hollow when tapped.

Serves 10-12.

Per 1/10th serving: Calories 256, Calories from Fat 8, Total Fat 0.8g (sat 0.3g), Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 466mg, Carbohydrate 55.6g, Fiber 2.2g, Protein 6.5g

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Awesome soda bread, Member Nadinekm

My husband is Irish so we usually spend St. Patrick's at his uncle's eating Irish food. His aunt makes an amazing soda bread. But this year we could not make it. So I decided to make my own soda bread. After reading a few recipes I settled for this one. It turned out amazing!:) We brought some to our neighbors who were painting their living room. They loved it! I have to say that I did not follow the recipe by the letter. I did not use any orange peel, but I am sure that is a plus to the recipe. I also made the same recipe without raisins or orange peel for a plain bread. It turned out just as awesome as the first one. This recipe is a keeper!

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