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Baked Irish soda bread

Easy Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Make Traditional homemade Irish soda bread is with only four ingredients you have in your cabinet. An easy quick bread recipe to master for beginners.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Keyword bread, easy, irish soda bread, quick
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. First start off by preheating the oven to 400°.

  2. Next add the dry ingredients together in a bowl and mix together. Once mixed together create a well in the center.

  3. Slowly pour in the buttermilk, but do not pour all of the buttermilk in at once. You may not need all of the buttermilk.

  4. Start mixing the dry ingredients into the buttermilk with a fork or a spoon. Keep mixing slowly until all is well incorporated. You don't want to overwork the dough or become it thick and doughy.

  5. If the dough is too dry add a little more buttermilk, if it is too wet add a little more flour. The dough should be very soft.

  6. Take the dough and shape into a nice round circle with your hands. Cut a cross on the top about 1 to 1 ½ inches deep.

  7. Place the dough in a well oiled cast iron skillet.

  8. Place the skillet in the oven for about 20-25 min. Bake until the top is a golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool about 10 minutes before slicing into it.

  9. Irish soda bread is best right out of the oven with a little butter.