5 from 4 votes
Traditional Irish Soda Bread can be mixed up in five minutes with 4 simple ingredients, flour, soda, buttermilk and salt.  Baked to a tender crumb inside with slightly crunchy edge shell.  Easily personalized with your favorite ingredients (nuts, fruits, chocolate)
Traditional Irish Soda Bread (easy customizable!)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Traditional Irish Soda Bread can be mixed up in five minutes with 4 simple ingredients, flour, soda, buttermilk and salt.  Baked to a tender crumb inside with slightly crunchy edge shell.  Easily personalized with your favorite ingredients (nuts, fruits, chocolate)

Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: irish soda bread easy,, traditional irish soda bread,
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 176 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
Ingredients
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins (optional add in)
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional add in)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional add in)
Instructions
  1. Mix together flour, baking soda and salt.

  2. Add buttermilk and stir vigorously until dough comes together. Dont over work it.  The dough will be craggy.  Meaning the flour is totally absorbed and the dough is wet, but it isnt shiny and stretchy.

  3. Add fruit, nuts, or whatever you wish to add in.

  4. Turn dough out on a lightly floured bowl work surface and knead gently for one minute.  Do not overwork.

  5. Pat dough into a disc and place on a greased sheet pan or a pan lined with parchment paper.

  6. Slash the top of the loaf to resemble a cross.

  7. Bake at 375° for about 50 minutes.  Cover with foil for the first 20 minutes to prevent over browning.  Flip pan once during baking to avoid any hotspots in your oven.

  8. Allow to cool before slicing.