Irish Soda Bread

Have you ever made Irish Soda Bread?

We love Irish soda bread as an addition to our meals, served with stew, soups, and chili, or toasted and enjoyed at breakfast time.

This Irish soda bread can be made up quickly and is a great addition to a hearty meal. Irish Soda Bread was a staple in many families and is a frugal option when needing to stretch the budget.

As with many types of bread, Irish Soda Bread is a traditional recipe from a poor country, using basic ingredients such as flour, baking soda, salt, and soured milk. Many of the best bread recipes around the World were created to feed those with limited access to ingredients.

Irish soda bread may dry out quickly, so keep it wrapped up tight for around 4 days. It also freezes well for up to 2-3 months.

Irish Soda Bread

Course Baking, Breads
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Ruth Ann


  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 3/4 Cups Buttermilk


  • Preheat your oven to 400°.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the flour mixture and add buttermilk.
  • Stir to combine. I use my hands once it comes together.
  • Remove from the bowl with floured hands and place on floured surface. Knead 5 or 6 times.
  • Form into a ball and place in a round cake pan (lightly greased, unless non-stick or silicone). Cutting an X in the dough.
  • Place a second pan over top of first making a dome around your dough.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, covered, remove the top pan and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes or until the crust is dark golden brown.

For more recipes check out some of these:

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.