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
- 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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