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a loaf of traditional Irish soda bread
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Irish Soda Bread

This simple and delicious Irish soda bread has just four ingredients and is so quick and easy to make, with no yeast necessary!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, bread, St. patrick's day
Servings: 8
Calories: 255kcal


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 450.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk. Mix gently until the dough just starts to come together. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and gently knead to form a ball.
  • Place the ball of dough on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet and pat into a circle that is two inches thick. Cut an X in the top of the loaf.
  • Bake 15 minutes at 450, then reduce the heat to 400 and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, until the loaf is deep golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from oven and let cool on a cooling rack before serving.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg