Irish Soda Bread

I made an Irish Soda Bread to go with the Irish French Onion Soup I tried. All I have to say is I’ve finally realized that I DON’T like soda bread. It is sooo bland and so boring. Thank goodness this soup called for melted cheese on it because I just don’t think I could stomach anymore. This recipe is decent if making Irish soda bread interests you but after trying a few recipes I’m totally convinced soda bread is just not flavourful all around. If you have a stellar Irish Soda Bread recipe please let me know! But for now that’s my review of it. I’m sharing this recipe if you need one for the Irish French Onion Soup Recipe because it does the trick. Simple as that!

Time: 25 min prep + 1 hour baking

Yield: 1 loaf

Calories/Loaf: ~2,784


  • 1 and 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for your hands and counter)
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • optional: 1 cup raisins (I didn’t use raisins)

Link to recipe directions can be found HERE.

Note: It may be different for everyone but it took me longer than 45 minutes to cook. It took me about an hour.

Equipment Required:

  • Options: Baking sheet w/ parchment paper, seasoned 10-12 inch cast iron skillet, or greased a 9-10 inch cake pan or pie dish
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Knife
  • Tinfoil

Recipe Review:


  • Steps: 5
    • Rating: Easy
  • Involvement
    • 25 minutes prep
    • Rating: Easy
  • Ingredients & availability
    • 7-8 ingredients
    • All ingredients are normal and you can easily find at your local grocery store
    • Rating: Easy

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