Saturday, October 27, 2012

Whiskey Soda Bread Recipe

This sweet bread is stuffed with whiskey-soaked raisings and orange rind and served with whiskey butter for a delicious variation of traditional Irish soda bread. If you don't want to use whiskey, simply soak the raisins in hot water.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup Irish whiskey
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • Whiskey Butter:
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Irish whiskey


Soak raisins in Irish whiskey overnight.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange rind in a large bowl; mix well. Stir in raisins mixture, blending well. Dissolve soda in buttermilk; add to flour mixture, stirring well. Stir in butter, mixing well. Spoon batter into a greased 2-quart casserole. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares, and serve with Whiskey Butter.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Whiskey Butter Method: Combine butter and whiskey, blending well.

Yield: 1/2 cup

Source: The Southern Heritage Celebrations Cookbook by Carole Lisa Albyn and Lois Sinaiko

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