Irish Soda Bread


4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup buttermilk


Mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and butter. Mix in the buttermilk and egg. Put the mixture on a floured surface and knead just a bit to make sure it’s all mixed together. Form into a round and place on a greased cookie sheet. Irish soda bread

In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter and 1/4 cup buttermilk. Brush on top of your loaf. You’ll have a lot left over. Use the remaining butter/buttermilk mixture to baste the loaf a few times while baking. With a knife, cut an “X” on to the top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. I baked the loaf for about an hour, basting it about every 15 minutes.


2 thoughts on “Irish Soda Bread

  1. Yum, I had my first Irish Soda Bread two years ago and it was superb. We had the typical corned beef and cabbage and potatoes for dinner but I couldn’t stop eating the bread. I will have to give this a try at some point in the future. Thanks for sharing.

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