Instant Pot Irish Soda Bread {Irish Soda Bread With Raisins}

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Instant Pot Irish Soda Bread Recipe takes the traditional Irish soda bread and turns it into an Instant Pot bread! This Irish soda bread with raisins is soft and chewy. If you want Irish recipes, then you will love how easy this bread recipe is!

 

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Irish recipes

I am Irish. So when St Patty’s Day rolls around, I do celebrate my Irish heritage with Irish recipes. One of which is a recipe for traditional Irish soda bread.

 

Instant Pot Irish Soda Bread Recipe on a yellow plate
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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

For me, making a recipe for traditional Irish soda bread is a bit labor intensive. In fact, many bread recipes are just that, labor intensive. How can I make Irish soda bread without so much work?. Could I take that bread recipe and make it into an Instant Pot bread?

 

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Instant Pot Bread

I found out, yes you can make Instant Pot bread! However, an Instant Pot bread will come out small and round because you need a small cake pan to bake Instant Pot breads in. Need to keep that in mind for bread making with an Instant Pot.

 

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Irish Soda Bread With Raisins

Traditional Irish soda bread recipes can be with or without raisins. If you make the bread without raisins, then you use caraway seeds. My family loves Irish soda bread with raisins, we like the soda bread sweeter so I chose to make this Instant Pot bread with raisins. You do not have to make this Irish soda bread with raisins, you can leave them out.

 

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Traditional Bread Ingredients

What are the traditional bread ingredients in this Irish recipe? For a soda bread recipe you need:

  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • buttermilk

Why are these ingredients needed for an Irish soda bread recipe?

Buttermilk acid reacts with the baking soda and that is what makes the best recipe for traditional Irish soda bread. Then I bake this Irish soda bread recipe in the Instant Pot. The Instant Pot makes it so soft and chewy.

 

Instant Pot Irish Soda Bread Recipe on yellow plate with brown napkin

 

Cooking Tip:

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UT THE LID ON THE POT TO MAKE YOUR WATER BOIL FASTER.
– Source: Epicurious

 

I may not have a lot of Irish recipes on Seduction in the Kitchen but my Irish grandmother would be happy with this Instant Pot Irish Soda Bread. Why? Well, I am making a recipe from my Irish heritage and because I made a modern version of an Irish classic recipe! 

 

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Yield: 1 loaf

Instant Pot Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Instant Pot Irish Soda Bread Recipe takes the traditional Irish soda bread and turns it into an Instant Pot bread! This Irish soda bread with raisins is soft and chewy. If you want Irish recipes, then you will love how easy this bread recipe is!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup butter.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk, caraway seeds, raisins, and egg.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly.
  4. Spray a small round 8-inch cake pan with a baking spray.
  5. Place the dough in the pan and form it into a round.
  6. Mix the 1/4 cup melted butter and the 1/4 cup buttermilk together.
  7. With a knife, cut an X on the top the bread.
  8. Brush the top the bread with the buttermilk mixture.
  9. Lightly cover the cake pan with foil.
  10. Add 2 cups of water to the inner container of your Instant Pot and place the rack into the bottom of the pot.
  11. Using a sling, put the cake pan with the bread into the Instant Pot and place it on top the rack inside it.
  12. Place the lid on the Instant pot and place the lever to sealing.
  13. Use the manual setting, and set it for 45 minutes.
  14. Once it is done let it natural release for 15 minutes.
  15. Remove the lid and using the sling, take the bread out the Instant Pot.
  16. Remove the foil and let the Irish Soda Bread cool slightly.
  17. Take out the pan, serve it up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 694mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 9g

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8 Comments
  • Amanda Finks
    March 11, 2018

    I can’t believe you can make this in the instant pot! So awesome!

    • Deanna
      March 11, 2018

      Yep! It makes great bread, you just need to remember the foil, or get soggy, but bakes bread so nicely!

  • Jessica
    March 11, 2018

    I need to take a page out of your book and turn it all OFF! I’m doing my best on the weekends. Your version of Irish Soda bread is delicious! I’m usually not a fan, but loved this version.

    • Deanna
      March 11, 2018

      Sometimes you just need to relax and unwind 🙂 Thank you! It came out so yummy!

  • Marita Spencer
    March 17, 2018

    This didn’t work for me , not cooked all way in middle Ugh!

    • Deanna
      March 18, 2018

      I am so sorry it didnt work. Sounds like needed to be in a little longer, try increasing the time for 10 more minutes

  • margaret
    April 21, 2018

    step six

    please be specfic here, not sure about step.
    will try receipe
    thank you for publishing
    margaret

    • Deanna
      April 21, 2018

      I am surprised no one else caught that! I fixed it it was to say mix the 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup buttermilk together. Thank you!