Darcie Belle’s Irish Soda Bread Cookies

To get us into the baking mood, we asked the star of our Great Irish Bake launch – Darcie Belle to share one of her favourite recipes. It’s never too early to start practicing for your Great Irish Bake – or indeed tasting!

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Darcie Belle’s Irish Soda Bread Cookies

  • 280g Flour
  • 100g Sugar
  • .5tsp Baking Soda
  • 120g Butter
  • 50g Raisins
  • 185ml Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • .25tsp Salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 °C
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda into a large bowl
  3. Add butter and knead until the mixture becomes coarse
  4. Add the egg and buttermilk, knead until the mixture is smooth
  5. Line baking tray with baking paper and drop the mixture onto the tray (about 12 per tray)
  6. Bake for 12-14 until the cookies are domed and slightly golden