Irish Soda Bread

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Recipe by troyh

Irish Soda Bread

Top Review by -Sylvie-

This was so easy to make and I could hardly wait for it to be cool enough to slice! I had it with butter and home-made strawberry & rhubarb jam. Lovely! I used 50/50 plain and stoneground wholemeal flour as I prefer brown soda bread. I guess the wholemeal flour was the reason that I had to use additional buttermilk to bind it all together (about 1/4 cup). I'll defenitely be making this again! *UPDATE* I have finaly tried the recipe as it is written because I was out of wholemeal flour and just wanted to add, that it's still a great tasting soda bread, that I just can't stop eating!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch, sugar and salt to a large bowl; mix well.
  3. Add all of the buttermilk at once; stir until soft dough forms.
  4. It might be a little lumpy, but don't worry about it at this point.
  5. Pour contents of bowl out onto the counter.
  6. Knead for a minute or so until blended.
  7. Divide dough into two portions.
  8. Shape each portion into a round loaf with lightly flattened tops.
  9. Put loaves on large ungreased baking sheet, preferably the nonstick kind.
  10. Sprinkle some additional flour on top of each loaf and with a sharp knife, cut a cross in two slashes across the top of each loaf.
  11. Let the loaves sit for 10 minutes.
  12. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Makes 2 loaves.

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