Bread Recipes

Irish Soda Bread recipe

A good old fashioned soda bread with just the basic ingredients. Buttermilk gives this crusty loaf a good flavour. The best Irish soda bread around!

Cook: 50 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins
Prep: 15 mins
Servings: 20
Yield: 1 1 1/2 pound loaf


– 4 cups of all-purpose flour
– 4 tablespoons white sugar
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 tablespoon baking powder
– ½ teaspoon salt
– ½ cup margarine softened
– 1 cup buttermilk
– 1 egg
– ¼ cup butter, melted
– ¼ cup buttermilk

Directions / Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place it on a prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk; brush the loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an ‘X’ into the top of the loaf.

Step 3

Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Check for doneness after 30 minutes. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 172 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 22.5g; fat 7.5g; cholesterol 16mg; sodium 269.1mg.

Source – AllRecipes

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