How to Make Irish Soda Bread

Learn How to Make Irish Soda Bread. This traditional Irish bread is so good and the perfect complement Irish Beef Stew.



How to Make Irish Soda Bread

Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 315 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

I'm not much of a baker, but this recipe is so easy.  This bread is the perfect complement to Irish Beef Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage, or Irish Eggs Benedict with Bubble and Squeak.



  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1 T caraway seeds
  • 2 c buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch bread pan and dust it with flour. In a large bowl, mix 4 cups of flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and seeds. Add the buttermilk to the bowl and mix with a fork until the mixture forms a dough.

  2. Sprinkle flour on a board. Turn out the dough and knead for about 5 minutes, working in the flour from the board and forming the dough into a smooth round loaf about 8 inches in diameter. Press the dough evenly into the pan and cut an "x" about 1/2 inch deep across the top.

  3. Bake for 1 and a quarter hours or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Move the loaf onto a wire rack and brush the top with butter. 

  4. Serve warm with soft Irish butter.  Break off chunks or slice.

Recipe Notes


This bread is perfect to serve stew or soup.



Nutrition Facts
How to Make Irish Soda Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 436mg19%
Potassium 420mg12%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 194mg19%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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