5 from 1 vote
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Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Bread
Cuisine American, Irish
Irish soda bread is quick, easy, and the perfect accompaniment to any meal like stew or corned beef and cabbage. 
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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk or as needed
  • 1 egg

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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Place dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.

  3. Add egg and half of the buttermilk. Stir to combine. Continue adding buttermilk a little bit at a time while stirring just until dough holds together.

  4. Form into a 9" circle with the dough and cut a cross shape 1/2" deep into the top.

  5. Bake on a parchment lined pan 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned and hollow sounding when tapped.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is based on 1 slice of Irish soda bread.
This bread is best served the day it is made.
Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1slice) — Calories: 175, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 225mg, Potassium: 140mg, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 70%, Calcium: 46%, Iron: 1.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Irish soda bread, soda bread