Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Buttermilk Irish Soda Bread is a traditional Irish bread made with flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk.

The bread is typically served as a side dish with soups, stews, and other hearty meals. It's also delicious toasted and served with butter and jam for breakfast or as a snack.

One of the great things about Buttermilk Irish Soda Bread is that it's easy to make and doesn't require any yeast. This makes it a great option for beginner bakers or for those who don't have access to yeast.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 40-50 minutes


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 14 oz buttermilk


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Slowly pour in the buttermilk, stirring with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
  4. Lightly flour a clean surface and turn the dough out onto it. Knead the dough for a minute until it is smooth and round.
  5. Place the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and use a sharp knife to make a deep cross on the top of the dough.
  6. Bake the bread for 30-40 minutes or until it is golden brown on the outside and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  7. Remove the bread from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Information:

  • Servings: 12 slices
  • Calories: 187
  • Total Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Sodium: 409mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 37.6g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4g
  • Sugars: 2.2g
  • Protein: 6.4g

This Buttermilk Irish Soda Bread recipe is not only delicious, but it's also easy to make with simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. The bread has a dense texture and a slightly sour taste, which comes from the buttermilk. The deep cross on the top of the bread is not just for decoration, it also allows the heat to penetrate the bread more evenly and helps it to rise properly.

Buttermilk Irish Soda Bread is a great bread to have on hand for a quick breakfast, snack, or side dish with soup or stew. The bread can also be toasted and served with butter and jam for a delicious and hearty treat.