Brown Irish Soda Bread

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

From Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook


  1. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/4 t. salt.
  2. Cut in butter.
  3. Combine 1 egg and buttermilk and add to flour mixture; stir till just moistened.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, knead gently for 12 strokes.
  5. On a greased baking sheet, shape dough into a 6-in. round loaf.
  6. Cut a 4-in. cross, 1/4-in. deep, on the top.
  7. Brush with one beaten egg.
  8. Bake for 35 minute in a 375 degree oven.
  9. Cool on rack.
Most Helpful

This is a nicely textured, simple bread that goes well with soup.

tednjoc March 18, 2012

I can’t believe how easy this was to make - I was all out of whole wheat flour, so had to use all white. I did add 1 tablespoon of caraway seeds. I was expecting it to make a bit bigger loaf - but turned out to be plenty for a corned beef and cabbage dinner for 3 and have some left over for toasting at breakfast this morning - can’t wait to make it using the wheat flour. Thank you mrose75 for a quick and easy good tasting bread.

Sandy in Dayton March 26, 2010