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Best Irish Soda Bread Recipe
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Best Irish Soda Bread Recipe

This is the very Best Irish Soda Bread Recipe and a wonderful way to bring Irish tradition to your St. Patrick's Day dinner or any other day. Celebrate your good cheer with the Best Irish Soda Bread Recipe on a day that is made to celebrate good food and good times.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 157kcal


  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tbl cold butter , cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a round cake pan and then set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together.
  • Slowly stir in the buttermilk and cut in the butter pieces.
  • Start mixing the dough together with your hands.
  • Once all of the buttermilk has been added, turn your dough out on a floured surface and kneed it together a few times, forming it into a ball.
  • Press the ball into the prepared cake pan and cut an X into the top with a sharp knife, going about 1/4 of an inch deep into the bread.
  • Cover the pan with the other round cake pan, turned upside down.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and then remove the top and bake for another 10 minutes or until the crust has darkened to your liking.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.1g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 2.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 5.2mg | Sodium: 823.3mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1.4mg