Irish Soda Drop Biscuits

Three Biscuits
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  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
62 Calories
3g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 62
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 39mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Irish soda drop biscuits are a great twist on the classic Irish soda bread. Serve them warm with lots of soft butter. Like all biscuits, they are great served with butter and jam.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup dried currants

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. In large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, caraway seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well with wire whisk.

  3. In medium bowl, combine melted butter, buttermilk, and eggs.

  4. Add all at once to dry ingredients and stir until almost combined. Add currants and stir until batter is combined.

  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.

  6. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes until the biscuits are browned. Serve warm.