Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Linda O'Connor


This is a family favorite. Great tasting with a little butter or just plain.


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1 - 8" loaf
15 Min
45 Min


  • 2 c
    unbleached white flour
  • 2 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, chilled
  • 1 c
    raisins, optional
  • 1 1/2 c
    buttermilk or plain yogurt

How to Make Irish Soda Bread


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine ingredients. Cut butter into flour until it is pea size. Stir in raisins (optional) and buttermile or yogurt.
  3. Turn the dough onto a floured surface, knead 1 minute, shape into a disk.
  4. Cut an "X" in the top and bake on a greased baking sheet for 45-60 minutes.

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About Irish Soda Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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