Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Karen Feinen


This was the first bread recipe I ever baked, when I was a young teenager. It was easy, didn't need to sit and rise and it was yummy!

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1 loaf
15 Min
45 Min


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1 Tbsp
4 c
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1-1 1/2 c

How to Make Irish Soda Bread


  • 1In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until consistency of cornmeal. Stir in soda and salt.
  • 2Beating constantly with large spoon or mixer, add enough buttermilk to form a firm ball.
  • 3Knead dough in bowl for several minutes, then form a ball.
  • 4On greased, lightly floured cookie sheet, with floured hands flatten dough to a circle 1 1/2" high. With floured knife, cut a cross 1/2" deep in center.
  • 5Bake in 425 degree oven 35 - 45 minutes or until top is golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when lightly tapped. Cool on rack.

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About Irish Soda Bread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Kosher, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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