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  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 eggs
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NutritionView more



Calories290Calories from Fat120
Total Fat13g20%
Saturated Fat8g40%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat120
Total Carbohydrate38g13%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Fritts 3 Aug
Everyone liked it, easy to make. I felt it needed more structure, like oats.
Lauramum 20 Jun
Great I just did half a recipe - perfect amount for supper with soup
MB 19 Mar
Very easy recipe, and the taste was also very good!
Sherri 17 Mar
This is good but no raisins and no caraway ..... those are two must haves in IRISH soda bread!!!🍀
very easy to make although I found it a little sweet. I'd use less sugar next time.
Lisa T. 16 Mar
perfect! nice flavor, went wondefully with our corned beef and cabbage.
Rae L. 16 Mar
So easy and tastes like a big biscuit!
John D. 15 Mar
You should add at least one cup of rasins to the mix. You want to boil some water and add the rasins. Cook for about 5min. And add to the mix.
Karen W. 14 Mar
Mine turned out great!
Myers 29 Jan
Super easy to make! Added more butter then called for but just added extra flavor. Definitely would make again!
Andrew Moody 18 Jun 2017
Really good recipe! I didn't anticipate how hard it is to make bread though, this was my first try.
Ally Bee 17 Mar 2017
Great recipe. Quick and easy. Dough is lumpy but that is okay. The bread cooks up lumpy too but it has an amazing buttery flavor. Cooked mine without raisins and served with an organic jam. Delish!
Judith D. 27 Mar 2016
Love, love this recipe! It is quick and easy and delicious. I, too, had leftover buttermilk so am making another loaf for the base of strawberry shortcake. My 2 sons and their wives loved it as I split the first loaf amongst us. My DIL suggested it for the biscuit part of the shortcake. I think I have enough buttermilk for a third loaf...will probably do. Very scone-like. If I could get hold of some clotted cream it would be great, too.
I had never tasted soda bread before so I had no idea what to expect. I did research and compared other sites ingredients and all where very similar some with raisins some with caraway but basically the same. Easy recipe to follow, not much to it. I reminded me very much of a scone. I did add raisins but not caraway. I brought some to work and shared it with my business partner who is Irish. He thought is was very good. He did said typical soda bread is more crumbly, mine was a tiny bit cakey. If I had cooked it for a couple of minutes longer I believe it would have been just that as the outer edges where crumbly. He gave it a 4.5.
Arlene S. 19 Mar 2016
mine was doughy and quite inedible. this is a recipe that I will throw out and never try again. My comments are long enough
Lesley D. 18 Mar 2016
I made the Irish soda bread for a St. Patrick's dinner and everyone loved it. I will be passing on this recipe to several of the guess from that dinner. I will make the soda bread again
Sharon J. 17 Mar 2016
I made this recipe today. I think this Irish Soda bread is delicious!!! The only change I made was to add 1 cup of raisins. It is a keeper!
Iliana M. 13 Mar 2016
I did it with 4 ingredients only-flour, salt,soda and yogurt. It didn't raise much but was crunchy and nice.
Patrick F. 13 Mar 2016
Pat O. is absolutely right. Baking soda only, no baking powder. My Irish mother never put sugar but raisins ( regular or white) were always used. She used caraway seeds but they can be left out.
Pat O. 12 Mar 2016
Irish soda bread does not have baking powder or eggs. The leavening is the baking soda interacting with the buttermilk. Butter should be softened, not melted and crumbled into the dry ingredients. Sugar should not be more thAn a tablespoon. The baking powder will leave a metallic taste in the bread.