Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread


1 loaf


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Still baked in countless Irish farm and city homes.


  1. Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk; mix quickly and only until dough leaves edge of bowl. Scoop dough, with rubber scraper, into greased 9-inch round pan. With floured knife, cut across top of dough, then cut again at right angle. Bake in preheated 375 F oven until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped (35-40 minutes). Cool on rack; serve slightly warm or cool.
  2. To Cut: Break bread at quarter lines; slice each quarter.

Chef’s tip

Irish Oat Bread: Substitute 1 cup steel-cut oats for 1/2 cup flour.

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.