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Whiskey Irish Soda Bread


Whiskey Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a time-honored, traditional Irish recipe. Mixed with an assortment of spices or dried fruits, Irish soda bread really absorbs the nuances of whatever subtle ingredients that are used. It takes on a whole new dimension when bold whiskey is infused into the dough.


Recipe courtesy of Celebrity Chef & TV Personality Kristin Sollenne is an Executive Chef / Culinary Director, Certified Nutritionist & Wellness Consultant.
As a rising culinary star and Food Network Judge, Chef Kristin Sollenne has been making headlines for her contemporary food philosophy, lightened-up Italian fare, and approachable cooking tips, with regular appearances on WCBS’s Morning News and WLNY’s Live from the Couch, as well as a feature on NBC’s Today show, Fox5 Good Day New York, Fox Business and guest judge on NBC’s Beat Bobby Flay and Kitchen Casino.


  • 3 ¼ Cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup whiskey
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup crushed pistachios


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk, Irish whiskey, raisins, and pistachios. Mix until just moistened.

Place dough on a floured surface, knead 10 times, and shape it in to a round loaf, 2 ½ inches thick. Place on greased baking sheet. Cut deep ½-inch “X” in top of dough. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.