How to bake a great Grandmother's Irish soda bread. This is one of the easist bread recipes out there. Baking soda leavens the bread, so there's no waiting for the bread to rise. The caraway and raisins add sweetness and flavor, but they can be left out or substituted for other dried fruit and herbs. Once the bread is baked, serve it up with a generous mound of Kerrygold butter!