Traditional Irish Soda Bread
Don't miss out on a loaf of Traditional Irish Soda Bread this St. Patrick's Day!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
- 4 cups flour either all white OR half white, half whole wheat
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1.5 cups buttermilk or a little more, if dough seems dry
Prep: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat OR with baking parchment and generously flour it.
Mix dry ingredients: Add flour, salt and baking soda to a large mixing bowl. Stir well.
Make dough: Slowly pour in the buttermilk while stirring with your fingers, until you have a sticky dough. Turn it out on the prepared baking sheet and knead it 4-5 times. Shape into a slightly flat circle.
Finish and bake: Sprinkle the top of the bread with flour. Make two deep incisions crosswise through the entire bread (it should look like a four-leaf clover, do cut almost through the bread!). Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden in color and hollow when tapped on the bottom. Cool on a rack before serving warm.
Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 63mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.5mg