Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread is fast bread that doesn't need yeast. Instead, all yeast comes from baking soda and buttermilk. This Irish soda bread recipe came from my grandparents and has been valued by my family for years. It's compact yet soft and has the most extraordinary crisp exterior. Buttermilk and cold butter are the secrets of delicious success!
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Irish Soda Bread
Yield: 1 loaf
Calories: 1815kcal
Author: xelila


  • 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt or 2 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In large bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda and salt. Add in your buttermilk and stir until it just comes together.
  • Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until it forms a smooth ball. Dust the outside with flour and place on an un-greased baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to slash a 1 inch deep cross on top of the loaf.
  • Bake in oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown.