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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

by Maryann Pisano on March 14, 2013

Irish Soda Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 buttermilk (soured milk)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and place the rack in the center of the oven.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, oats, baking soda, and salt.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add most of the buttermilk.  Using your hands, or a wooden spoon, mix (adding more buttermilk if necessary) until you have a soft moist dough.


Transfer to a lightly floured surface and gently knead dough into a 7 inch round that is about 1 inch thick.  Place the round on your prepared baking sheet and then, with a sharp knife or clean kitchen scissors, out a 1/4 deep “X” across the top of the bread.


Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.  You can also test that is fully baked by tapping the bottom of the bread- it should sound hollow.  Remove from oven.  This bread is wonderful when served warm with butter and jam.  It also makes great toast.


Makes one seven inch round soda bread.



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