Irish Soda Bread

Recipe by CONCHOBOR99
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 1 loaf


  • 4
    cups flour (All purpose, pastry, or wheat. Do not use self rising. It has salt and soda in it already)
  • 1
    teaspoon baking soda (It is called SODA bread)
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    ounces milk (past date even to the point of curdling is okay)


  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl with a fork.
  • Pour in milk slowly and stir until dough is sticky.
  • Sprinkle counter top with flour. Knead dough lightly on counter top 10 to 15 seconds ONLY. Too much will make the bread heavy.
  • Grease bottom and sides of corning ware or bread pan and place dough in middle.
  • Slice with and "X" across top of dough.
  • Place lid on top or cover with another pan. Foil works in a pinch.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove lid (or any cover from pan) and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • FOR BEST RESULTS! Place a damp paper towel over the bread when cooling. Some say cover with a tea towel and sprinkle water over the top. I am not into using my tea towels, AKA dish towels, for bread covering. What I do is take two paper towels folded over one another, soak them, wring them out, place the folded towels in a single layer over the bread with a pan holder over that until cooled.
  • Slice, enjoy!