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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread - Cooking with Propane
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Irish Soda Bread has a wonderfully crusty exterior and a dense, soft interior with irresistible biscuit-like crumb. Sugar and raisins give this bread just enough delicate sweetness, making it perfect for everything from breakfast to dessert. The best part? With no yeast, kneading or proving time, it comes together quickly for an easy bake. We love serving – and eating – a hearty slice with a thick slather of creamy Irish butter. Enjoy!

    15 min
    1 hrs
    1 hrs 15 min


  • 3.5 cups - all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup full fat buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat set up for indirect grilling.
  2. Grease a 9" cast iron skillet well, ensuring coated.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a small bowl, combine egg, butter and buttermilk. Add liquid ingredients to dry, stirring until a soft dough forms. Add raisins, mixing in lightly until just combined.
  5. Shape dough into a rough ball and transfer into cast iron pan, making the top with an X.
  6. Grill over indirect heat with the lid closed about 60 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Remove and carefully turn out loaf, allowing to cool on a rack. Serve with Irish butter and enjoy!
Enjoy baking on your grill? Check out our Grill-Baked Rustic Loaf recipe for the how-to.