Soda bread is a recipe found in Western Europe but it is a very common recipe within Ireland.
It is not a good idea to keep Soda Bread so it should be served hot and baked every morning to be included in any Irish breakfast.
Ingredients For Soda Bread Recipe
- 2lb of plain flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- 1 pint of buttermilk
How to make Irish Soda Bread
Recipe tip: If you cannot get fresh buttermilk you can easily make an equally good substitute by adding 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to 1 pint of fresh whole milk.
Preheat the oven to 425 °F.
Mix ingredients into a bowl adding enough buttermilk to soften the dough.
Turn out the dough on a lightly floured cutting board, knead lightly and shape into a round loaf.
Lightly butter a baking tray and place the shaped dough onto the tray careful using a knife to create a cross shape on top.
Bake the soda bread between 20-30 minutes and serve warm by cutting the bread into slices.
As suggested serve Soda Bread as part of an Irish traditional breakfast but can also be used as part of any morning breakfast.
There are variations of the Irish soda bread recipe with some including adding rolled oats or using a beaten egg to glaze the top of the soda bread.
Last updated March 2, 2020.