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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Traditional Irish Soda Bread. It's so simple to make, you won’t need to rely on the luck o’ the Irish to pull it off!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: International
Keyword: easy bread recipes, St Patrick's Day recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and lightly spray with baking non-stick spray.
  • Add flour, salt and baking soda to a large bowl and using a fork mix well.
  • Add 1 ¼ cup of buttermilk and mix until the flour is moistened and partially comes together. If necessary, add a little more buttermilk if your dough is too dry.
  • Pour this mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until the dough forms a nice ball and holds together. Do not knead too much or your bread will be tough.
  • Shape the dough into approximately a 6-inch disk about 2 inches high and place on your baking sheet.
  • Using a knife cut an X about 1 inch deep and extend it almost to the edges of the dough. This helps it cook in the middle.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap on it.
  • Transfer to a rack to cool. Serve warm with butter.


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Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3.4mg