Irish Soda Bread Recipe | Yummly

Irish Soda Bread

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With no yeast required and minimal kneading involved, Irish soda bread is a simple-to-make treat and delicious when fresh out of the oven. Just see if you can make this loaf last longer than a day! The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • flour (for skillet)
  • 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (very cold)
  • 1/2 cup dried currants (or raisins)
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk (very cold)
  • 1 large egg
  • flour (for work surface)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium18% DV440mg
    Fat11% DV7g
    Protein16% DV8g
    Carbs18% DV53g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories310Calories from Fat60
    Total Fat7g11%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat60
    Total Carbohydrate53g18%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C6%

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


    Helen H. 5 months ago
    Very good - on the heavier side and reminded me of a scone texture.
    It was Yummly!!!! Easy and good....that’s the way I like it!
    Haley Matter 7 months ago
    Turned out great and everyone loved it with the Irish Stew! I decided to not use raisins.
    Robert Kelly 10 months ago
    It could just be me, but I thought it came out dry. I followed the recipe exactly. It tasted good, but definitely better with butter.
    Small a year ago
    I didn't put sugar in, but the bread was delicious ! The recipe was very easy and i'lll be making it again soon.
    Rangan 2 years ago
    Totally delicious - I work at Yummly, and after tasting it in the office, I had to make it at home. I subbed Craisins for the currants, and the whole family loved it.
    Jo LeRoy 2 years ago
    Yummy! I work at Yummly and fell in love with the recipe when the developer made it in the office, so I knew I had to try it myself for St. Patrick's Day! The bread is a little sweet (almost muffin-like?) and was perfect for dipping in beef stew. The bottom got a little overdone on mine -- I used a dark sheet pan with parchment paper. Might try using my silpat next time (or using a skillet like the recipe recommended!).
    Andrea Wagner 2 years ago
    Not very tasty. Was glue like and heavy.
    Craft 2 years ago
    Great! I followed it exactly and it turned out wonderful.