Irish Soda Bread

"My cousin Shawn Michael Halliwell owns and operates a Pub in our hometown of Tully Ireland called the Boar's Head.. here is the Soda bread recipe he bakes every morning. I hope you all enjoy"
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins
1 loaf




  • Preheat the oven to 425°F degrees. Lightly grease and flour a cake pan.
  • In a large bowl sieve and combine all the dry ingredients.
  • Add the buttermilk to form a sticky dough. Place on floured surface and lightly knead (too much allows the gas to escape).
  • Shape into a round flat shape in a round cake pan and cut a cross in the top of the dough.
  • Cover the pan with another pan and bake for 30 minutes (this simulates the bastible pot). Remove cover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • The bottom of the bread will have a hollow sound when tapped so show it is done.
  • Cover the bread in a tea towel and lightly sprinkle water on the cloth to keep the bread moist.

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  1. This recipe was quick, authentic, and superb. Thank you fpr sharing! :)
  2. Absolutely perfect! Simply and hearty with a little bit of a soft pretzel-y crust on top. (I like to sprinkle a little salt on top before I bake it to make it even more like a soft pretzel.)
  3. OMG!!! I love this recipe! I browsed at least a dozen recipes from all over, but decided on this one only because of the description saying it came directly from Ireland. I couldn't wait for my family to get home before tasting because it smelled SO GOOD. I can't believe only 4 ingredients can make something that tastes sooo good.
  4. This was a great recipe! Super easy and delicious! Thank you!


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