Irish Soda Bread

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Irish Soda Bread

Anyone can make Irish Soda bread at home! No baking skills are required. I say that because I have never made bread before, and all this recipe needs is 5-6 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time, and the oven does the rest of the work. Sounds great, doesn’t it? At least to me 🙂

We had this bread every day for breakfast until it ran out. It is soft and moist, like Banana bread, and tastes heavenly with butter. As far as the mix-ins for this bread are concerned, most people add raisins, but we chocoholics went for semi-sweet chocolate morsels.I will always be eternally thankful to AllRecipes magazine for introducing me to this recipe.

One last thing: it is called Soda bread because we use baking soda as the leavening agent instead of yeast.

Go ahead and try this recipe! The only thing I would like to add is to make sure your baking soda is not more than 6 months old.

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Irish Soda Bread
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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup butter

Optional ingredient

  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels


  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.Grease a 9X5-inch loaf pan.
  • Combine the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar) in a bowl.
  • Mix together buttermilk and egg till it combines and then add it to the flour mixture and mix it till the flour gets moistened. Add melted butter to this mixture and mix well. Pour the mixture to the greased pan.
  • Place the pan in a pre-heated oven and bake it until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, around 60 – 65 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let the bread cool in the pan for a few minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut the bread into slices.
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Course: Breakfast
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