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Irish Soda Bread

  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


Traditional Irish soda bread is by far my favorite recipe with beautiful crust. So quick, No yeast, pantry-friendly and requires only minimal ingredients! 


  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tbs Butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup Butter milk
  • 1 tbs chia seeds


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degree c/ 400 degrees F
  2. In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, all purple flour, baking soda. Mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the butter and rub into the flour mixture using your finger tips, until it resembles like coarse mixture.
  4. Now, take a small bowl, add egg and buttermilk, mix well.
  5. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients pour in egg and butter milk mixture. Bring the flour and liquid together to make a soft dough. ( It will be sticky)
  6. Turn the dough on the work surface, sprinkle some flour and work to bring a round dough.
  7. Dust some flour on the baking tray,/shee, place the dough.
  8. Make a deep cross and poke the four corners.
  9. Glaze the leftover buttermilk mixture.
  10. Top with chia seeds or rolled oats
  11. Bake for 35 to 40 mins for 200 degrees C/ 400 degrees F until it is deep golden brown.


How do you keep Irish soda bread fresh?

This Irish soda bread can dry out quickly, so tightly wrapped in aluminium foil or plastic wraps for 4 to 5 days.
You can freeze unto 2 months and thaw and reheated as desired.

How do you know when the soda bread is done?

The crust should be dry, firm and deep golden brown and the bread will sound hollow when it’s done!

Variations you can make to the Irish soda bread:

You can add 1/2 cup of dried fruits like raisins, currants to the dough.

  • Category: baking, Breakfast/dinner, dinner
  • Cuisine: Continental