Irish soda bread is quick and easy to make with very few ingredients. It doesn’t use yeast. So it is very simple. Get the wonderful taste of Ireland with the fresh and no-fuss soda bread.
There’s nothing quite like the taste of freshly-baked bread, and this quick and easy Irish soda bread recipe will have you enjoying the delicious taste of home-baked bread in no time at all.
This recipe uses just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, so there’s no need to make a special trip to the store. Just preheat the oven and get ready to enjoy the wonderful smell of baking bread wafting through your kitchen. Slather some butter on a warm slice of this bread and enjoy!
Have questions about this Irish Soda Bread recipe? I’ve got answers! Read on for everything you need to know about making this delicious bread.
Q: What is Irish soda bread?
A: Irish soda bread is a quick bread that originated in Ireland. It’s made with flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. Sometimes raisins or caraway seeds are added for flavor.
Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?A: Yes, you can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Just be sure to bring it to room temperature before baking.
Q: Can I freeze Irish soda bread?
A: Yes! This bread freezes really well. Just wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in a freezer-safe bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat it, thaw overnight in the fridge then reheat in a 350 degree oven until warmed through.
Making Irish soda bread at home is easy with this recipe! Just mix together the ingredients, shape into a loaf, and bake. Have questions? Check out the FAQs above for everything you need to know about this recipe. Enjoy!
Irish Soda Bread
- 250g plain white flour
- 250g plain whole meal flour
- 100g porridge oats
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 25g butter cut into pieces
- 500ml buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 200 degree F and dust a baking sheet with flour.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and then add the butter.
- Pour the buttermilk and mix it in nicely with a large spoon to completely blend with the flour to form nice dough. Shape the dough into a flat round loaf of 8 inches diameter.
- Put the loaf on a baking sheet and draw a deep cross on the top. This helps the bread cook through.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when it is tapped. If not ready, turn it upside down on the baking sheet and bake for a few more minutes.
- Transfer this to a wire rack and cover it with a nice clean tea towel to keep the crust nice and soft.
- Allow it to cool. While serving break into quarters and then break or cut each quarter into half to make into slices. Eat fresh.