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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Available in March Only

The Breadsmith version has raisins and golden raisins with oats and a touch of honey. This hearty, slightly sweet bread made with whole grains is very satisfying as a snack or for breakfast.

Irish Soda Bread has a long, storied history. Its roots are in the 1800s when soda first became available. Baking soda is used as the primary leavening agent (which makes the dough rise) as opposed to yeast and kneading, so it takes less time to make. In the past people would perhaps have added raisins or other dried fruit to the soda bread for a special occasion. Soda bread also does not require an oven (although Breadsmith uses one!)—it can be baked over a fire in a cast iron pot. In Ireland this would have been done over a turf fire.

Our Irish Soda Bread is available as a loaf or scone. You’ll find it conveys the warmth of the Irish spirit!

Serving Suggestion

Also made in scones.

Also Perfect for

  • Toasting
  • Brunch
  • Passing with dinner
  • Snacking
  • Bringing to the office
  • Gift giving
Nutrition Information for Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients: organic soy milk, unbleached-unbromated wheat flour, whole wheat flour, oats, margarine, dark raisins, golden raisins, granulated sugar, water, baking powder, honey, salt, baking soda, apple cider vinegar

Serving size: 1/2” slice

170 calories

4.5 g total fat

200 mg sodium

28 g carbs

3 g fiber

7 g sugar


Irish Soda Bread is seasonal.

It is available every day in March in Edina, Minnetonka and St. Paul.