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Skillet Irish Soda Bread

  • Author: Cosette's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Irish


A delicious Irish Soda Bread baked in cast iron skillet. Perfect for breakfast or tea.



6 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups sugar

5 tsp baking powder

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp kosher salt

1 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes

2 1/4 cups raisins

2 1/4 cups buttermilk

3 eggs, slightly beaten


2 tbsp melted butter

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 10″ skillets or 10″ cake pans with butter, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  3. Cut in your cold butter with pastry blender until it looks like fine crumbles.
  4. Add in your raisins and toss so they are fully coated.
  5. Make a well in the center of your dry mixture and add your slightly beaten eggs and buttermilk.
  6. Fold and mix until just combined, don’t overmix.
  7. Pour your batter into the 2 prepared baking skillets (cake pans) and spread dough evenly. I will often spray my spatula with cooking spray and pat down the dough.
  8. Make a cross in the center of your bread loaf.
  9. Bake for 55-60 minutes until top is golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Brush with melted butter and cinnamon and sugar when it comes out of the oven.
  11. Let cool and enjoy!

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