Easy Mini Irish Soda Bread

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Easy Mini Irish Soda Bread is a treat for St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish Afternoon Tea, or any spring gathering. They’re moist and tender with melted butter, sweetened with raisins and rich with buttermilk. And to me… perfect in every way.

Easy Mini Irish Soda Bread | 31Daily.com

Traditional Irish Soda Bread is, like all “authentic” recipes, they evolve over generations. Their ingredients, most usually, carefully guarded family secrets. And each household tends to create, or recreate their own unique blend. Those fortunate few whose family recipes survive migrations over ocean and land become generational treasures. Faded handwritten index cards that connect us to our familial past. 

While I have many ancestral lines to Ireland, including my Grandmother O’Hara, I don’t have any faded and frayed family recipes for Irish Soda Bread, though it was a staple. If only I could go back to younger years and written theirs down.

But the trial and error of discovering my favorite Irish soda bread recipe is a delicious journey my family wholeheartedly supports. I’m smiling because it doesn’t take any of them long to migrate to the kitchen when that oh-so-distinctive aroma begins floating through the house.

This Mini Irish Soda Bread recipe is one that has made it to my card file — with a wholehearted endorsement for future generations. It’s delicious! I love the individual portions that are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish Afternoon Tea, or any day throughout the year when one needs a little Irish comfort.

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

In case you’re looking for a more “traditional” Irish Soda bread, you’ll want to see our recipes for Irish Soda Bread with Buttermilk and Raisins and Traditional Brown Irish Soda Bread.

You might also like to take a look at our other St. Patrick’s Day or Irish recipes.

Irish Soda Bread with Buttermilk and Raisins

Traditional Brown Irish Soda Bread

Easy Mini Irish Soda Bread | 31Daily.com

Easy Pantry Ingredients

Gather together the following ingredients:

Flour
Baking powder
Baking soda
Sugar, granulated
salt
Butter
Egg
Raisins
Buttermilk

Making Mini Irish Soda Bread

Much like a “traditional” Irish Soda bread, this dough comes together quickly and easily. After melting the butter, you will then whisk together the dry ingredients. After adding the raisins, make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg and the buttermilk. Combine until there are no dry flour pockets, portion into 9 mounds of dough, which should equal about 1/2 cup. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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Easy Mini Irish Soda Bread

Easy Mini Irish Soda Bread | 31Daily.com

Easy Mini Irish Soda Bread is a treat for St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish Afternoon Tea, or any spring gathering. They’re moist and tender with melted butter, sweetened with raisins and rich with buttermilk. And to me… perfect in every way.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Mini Rounds 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Irish
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Ingredients

3 cups of flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ stick of butter, melted
Large egg
1 cup raisins
1 to 1-1/4 cups buttermilk

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Melt the butter and then whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a medium-size bowl. Add the raisins and then make a well in the center. To the well, add the melted butter, egg and 1 cup buttermilk. Carefully mix together until no flour spots remain. You may need to add another 1/4 cup of buttermilk. I tend to always need that extra amount to make the dough pliable.

Divide the dough into 9 mounds of about ½ cup each. Transfer the dough to the parchment lined baking sheet, cut a cross in the top and brush each a drizzle of buttermilk. Bake in a 400°F oven until slightly risen and golden brown; 20 to 25 minutes.

For me, I can’t imagine Irish Soda Bread without a drizzle of the finest honey I can find. It’s such a treat! Serve warm or room temperature. And… they freeze exceptionally well too.

Keywords: Irish Soda Bread, Mini Irish Soda Bread

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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