Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Cut in the butter with 2 knives (or a pastry blender) until crumbly.
  3. Stir in the buttermilk and raisins with a wooden spoon to make a dough.
  4. Knead for 1 minute on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Shape and pat into a 6-inch circle. Cut a cross ½ inch deep in the top.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Rub the hot bread with additional butter.


Equipment you will need: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, ½ tsp. salt, 3 Tbsp. butter, 1 cup buttermilk, ½ cup raisins (optional), Large bowl, Measuring cups and spoons, Pastry blender or 2 table, knives, Wooden spoon and a Baking sheet.

Soda Bannock is an authentic Irish recipe. It is the same as Irish Soda Bread, but will always have dried fruit in it. You may add ½ cup of raisins to this recipe in Step 3 if you are serving the bread for breakfast, dessert, or tea.

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