Irish Soda Bread Recipe is a 100% whole wheat bread that uses baking soda and powder for leavening–it’s a “craggy” everyday Irish loaf that’s enriched with sugar and a touch of butter! If your looking for an authentic Irish bread to celebrate a bit o’ St. Patties Day around your house then this Irish soda bread is really easy.
King Arthur Flour & our Irish Soda Bread Recipe
I attended a class by King Arthur Flour and the demonstrator passed around their catalogs, which is when my eye spied this really yum Irish Buttermilk Brown Bread recipe (which I adapted a bit). I jumped on their website and ordered in the Irish-style wholemeal wheat so I could try this recipe.
At first I thought I was making a giant biscuit. But, WOW! it’s so much better than that… it’s like a cross between a bread and a biscuit. : ) If you can’t find this fun flour by St. Patricks Day, it would work just fine with any red whole wheat flour as well.
*recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour Irish Buttermilk Brown Bread
Enjoy our Irish Soda Bread Recipe & some of these Irish recipes too
- Irish Corned Beef with Cabbage
- Irish Soda Farls
- Irish Mushroom Melt
- Irish Bangers and Mash with Brown Gravy
- Irish Coffee with Baileys and Kahlua
- Irish Cream Bundt Cake
- Irish Spicy Reuben Sandwich
- Irish Creme de Menthe Cocktail
- Irish Ginger Snaps
- Irish Coffee
Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Irish Soda Bread Recipe is a 100% whole wheat bread that uses baking soda and powder for leavening--it's a "craggy" everyday Irish loaf
- 4 cups irish-style wholemeal wheat or red whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon buttermilk
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 4 tablespoons melted butter, divided
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray with cooking spray a 2 quart baking dish, or 8-9" cast-iron skillet.
- In a large bowl combine whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder.
- In a smaller bowl beat together buttermilk and egg, slowly drizzle in 3 tablespoons melted butter while whisking.
- Make a well in the dry mixture, pour the liquid mixture into well and mix until combined. Will appear more as a stiff batter than a soft dough.
- Scoop the dough out of bowl and into baking dish, mounding in the center.
- Brush the load with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter.
- Wait 5 minutes for liquid to be absorbed by the flour before baking.
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
- Serve warm.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 372mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 11gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g
We LOVED our Irish Soda Bread Recipe & my Irish mother thought it was wonderful too!
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Deborah Tierni Graham on Facebook says
Oh now I’m craving an Ulster Fry!!
Deborah… you’ll be so happy with this little loaf! It’s fun to make and really yummy !
Deborah Tierni Graham on Facebook says
do you have a recepie for potatoe bread too?? 😉
Ruth Andrus Armstrong on Facebook says
Let me look and I’ll get back
Violet Yang Secrest on Facebook says
Does it leave that baking soda taste that you can sometimes taste in cookies?
Violet… I was afraid of that too but nope… I didn’t think so, there’s not a lot of baking soda so I think that helps!