Irish Soda Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 383.4
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.2 mg
  • Sodium: 1,008.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 76.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 13.2 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. salt
    400 mL 2% buttermilk


Mix the the flour, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add just under half of the buttermilk and mix. The mixture should be firm and dryish. Add more of the buttermilk until the mixture almost spreads out on its own (it will be very sticky).

Divide the mixture into two equal parts and shape into rounds (no kneading is needed). Place on a lightly greased and floured baking tray. Cut a deep cross with a sharp knife on the top of each round. Place in a preheated oven at 400F for 35 to 40 minutes. Test by tapping (it should make a hollow sound).

When done, remove from oven and cool on a wire rack (the loaves will be crusty). If you want a softer crust, wrap the loaves in clean tea towels then place on wire rack.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THELIZZY.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I love this Irish soda bread recipe! Delicious - 3/10/20

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    Very Good
    I added sugar per the other recipe and raisins because it's to be today's breakfast. Also, not wanting to run to the store for buttermilk, I used homemade yogurt. i also added an egg since some of the other sodabread recipes included it, though I did not also add the oil and make standard muffins. - 2/27/10

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    Very Good
    This recipe is about the same as Rachel Allen's - apart from 1tsp of sugar - and she is a true Irish cook. She teaches at Ballymaloe school for cookery, which is owned by Darina and Tim Allen. Darina's cookery books are found in most Irish homes. - 10/19/08

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    This is not lactose free if it contains buttermilk! - 3/18/08

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    Yeah! A real, AUTHENTIC, no frills irish soda bread!!!! Thank you so much! - 3/17/08