Irish Whiskey Soda Bread

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 2 Loaves




  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or lightly grease.
  • Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl.
  • With a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In a small bowl or 2 cup measure, mix buttermilk, honey & whiskey.
  • Add all at once to dry mixture and stir just until no dry spots remain.
  • Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead for 1 minute (too much will toughen and too little will inhibit rising).
  • Divide dough in half and shape into round loaves.
  • Place on cookie sheet. With a floured knife cut a cross 1/2 inch deep in each loaf.
  • In small cup, combine whiskey and milk.
  • Brush loaves with glaze.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped on bottoms. Remove from pans and let cool on wire racks.
  • Cut into wedges or slices and serve warm.