Irish Soda Bread Recipe

: Enjoy the simplicity and warmth of this classic Irish soda bread, perfect for any occasion. With its crunchy crust and soft, tender interior, it pairs wonderfully with a variety of toppings or simply a smear of butter.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ cups buttermilk


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in most of the buttermilk.
  4. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, gently mix the ingredients until a soft dough forms, adding more buttermilk if needed.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it briefly until it comes together.
  6. Shape the dough into a round loaf and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Using a sharp knife, score a deep cross into the top of the loaf, about ½ inch deep.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 400°F (200°C) and continue baking for another 25-30 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  9. Transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your homemade Irish soda bread with your favorite spreads or alongside a hearty stew for a taste of Ireland’s culinary tradition!

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