Authentic Irish Soda Bread (Bread Machine)

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by Engineer in the Kit

I found this recipe in the book: Rustic European Bread. Won't believe how wonderful this bread will taste. You will be a champ on St. Patrick's.

Top Review by Teree S.

I am in love with this bread!! As a baker and Chef- I work at at a 5 start Bed and Breakfast-The guests get a 4 course meal, appetizers and deserts. They loved this bread! It was the first time I made it- I made 2 loaves, 1 came out a bit under cooked inside, totally my fault and the other came out beautiful!! Thank you so much. I know this isnt "the real Irish soda bread" it sure is the closest!! Thank you so much

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Process all ingredients in your bread machine set on the dough cycle.
  2. Remove from bread machine, punch down, cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Prepare a baking sheet (I cover it with parchment paper). Punch the dough down, and shape it into an 8-inch circle, slightly flattened. Cover with wax paper, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F Slash the top of the dough with a large X. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 and continue to bake for 15 more minutes.
  5. Don't forget leftovers, if any, are great for sandwiches.

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