Irish Soda Bread – The Travel Bite Print

Irish Soda Bread

  • Author: Rachelle Lucas


A hearty round loaf of authentic Irish Soda Bread that’s easy to bake.



2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix together your dry ingredients: the flour, baking soda, and salt.

While stirring the flour mixture, slowly pour in the buttermilk until the dough forms a nice sticky ball. You may add a sprinkling more of flour if needed.

Coat your hands with flour and pick up the dough in the bowl, kneading it gently with your hands and forming a ball.

Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You can score an X into the dough to help it expand and create a fun design along the crust. Just sprinkle some flour onto a sharp knife and cut an X into the dough. Though, the scoring of an X isn’t necessary.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until the crust is golden brown. The bread should have a hallow sound when tapped.

Cool the bread on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Serve warm with some Irish butter and jam.


You can also bake this soda bread on a skillet set on medium heat. Add approx 5 minutes to the cook time and   flip it half way through. It will be a bit more flat, like a giant biscuit, but tastes wonderful.