47 Reviews

This is the same recipe I've been making for over 40 years. I love this recipe! I have made using buttermilk and also with sour milk, both with great results. I often brush the outside with soften butter, fresh hot out of the oven. Splurge on imported Irish Butter to take it to the next level (if you can find/afford it). Thanks for posting!!

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CindiJ March 17, 2011

Fast, easy and good. In the time it took me to preheat the oven, I was able to complete the preparation of the dough. I hardly knead. Just enough to get the whole thing wet and into a ball. I used waxed paper instead of oil or butter on the cooking sheet. Baked for 40 minutes, until the toothpick came out clean. Then upon removal from the oven, I wrapped it up in the wax paper it sat on in the oven and a tea towel, then leaned at an angle on the counter against the wall to cool, so that the crust is not too hard or too soft. Served with corned beef and cabbage/potatoes for dinner. Will make toast in the morning with butter and jam.

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Nado2003 March 10, 2011

Made this for St. Patrick's Day and I wanted something simple since I had so many other things cooking...this was easy and tasty! I used lemon juice/milk in place of buttermilk (couldn't find it at the store) and used just a bit over 1.5 cups. I also added a couple handfuls of raisins. Took about 35 minutes to bake. Thanks for posting!

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Cookin it up March 17, 2010

My wife made corned beef and cabage I said I would made the bread. Loved it! Simple, crusty on the outside, dense and soft on the inside. served with LOTS of butter. Thanks for posting

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Crazy Jase March 14, 2010

I loved it. It was exactly what I was looking for. I used 2 c. all purpose flour, 1 c. wh. wheat flour and 1 c. rye flour and it didn't seem to make a difference. Love it! Thank you for posting it.

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Potluck Genie... October 05, 2009

I'm sorry, I didn't care for this at all! I could barely bit into it and it had no flavor!

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ELS August 29, 2009

Hally, this is everything the PERFECT irish soda bread should be-a dense, crusty loaf with a wonderful savoury taste to it! Mmm, I just luv everything about this bread, but especially the crust! The directions are very clear and the dough is easy to work with. It comes together so quickly and with such an outstanding result that I will surely be making this recipe over and over again. In fact I cant stop thinking about having it for breakkie again tomorrow. :) Having halved the recipe my loaf was rather small and only needed to bake for 25 minutes. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this true gem with us, Hally! Made and reviewed for Everyday Is A Holiday Tag Game August 09.

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Lalaloula August 16, 2009

Fantastic! I used 2 cups of buttermilk and it turned out wonderful. I brought it on our camping trip and served it with Irish Pub Beef Stew Irish Pub Beef Stew. I warmed the bread in aluminum foil hanging over the camp fire, while heating the stew on the fire. Everyone loved it!!

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Sunnybrook June 25, 2009

Very yummy. Extremely dense, crusty, and ugly...just like a good Irish soda bread should be. i used soy milk with 1 T. of vinegar instead of the buttermilk. Easy to make and very good. Definitely need to toast and butter the leftovers though. Thanks for the recipe.

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Pink Kitchenaid Lover May 16, 2009

This is excellent! It is nice to be able to make home-baked bread in such a short time for supper. I had to use a little over 2 cups of buttermilk to make everything come together, but other than that, it was awesome. Just like Henny Penny, my husband said it looked like a giant biscuit - too funny! :) I have 4 available heights of oven racks, and I baked it on the 2nd to the top one. Baking time and temp. were right on, the recipe was easy to follow, and the bread is very dense but absolutely delicious. Thank you for this easy, tasty recipe!

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Greeny4444 May 12, 2009
Traditional Irish Soda Bread