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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.


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


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    Yummly User 3 months ago
    This was so fabulous! My friends call it cake-bread
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    Holly 8 months ago
    Good buttery taste but very dense.
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    Luisa Carnathan 8 months ago
    I made this recipe today and it turned up great. Everyone loved it. I will definitely make it again.
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    McCoy 2 years ago
    turned out great. quick and easy. delicious
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    Xryrnpny 2 years ago
    Added 1 1/2 cups of raisins and a cup of walnuts. The instructions did not look the same as the guided video but it still turn out great. Hubby likes it. Soft on the inside crunchy outside and sweet/salty taste. A huge looking scone (smile)
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    Whitney G. 2 years ago
    I loved this recipe.
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    Mrs. Fulcher 2 years ago
    I made this with craisins instead of currents. It was so good! I will definitely make this again and again. I went to Ireland a few years ago and have been in search of soda bread that tasted like that bread. I think this is it!
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    Gayle McGregor 2 years ago
    Absolutely Delicious! Made it in my iron skillet & followed the recipe exactly. I wonder why it took me so long to finally make this great bread! I believe the key to this bread is to not overwork the dough. When you turn it out on the floured board, gently shape it & put in pan. The crumb is perfection! I did use a mix of all purpose flour & cake flour so it would not be a dense texture. Happy St Patrick’s Day! This made my day!
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    Brent Craine 2 years ago
    it turned out great and was very simple. i will make this recipe again. i substituted sour kraut for the raisins. amazing!
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    Tysinger 2 years ago
    Yummly! My first ever Irish soda bread. (Only took me 50 years to get around to it!) Couldn’t be happier. (Ashamed to admit it but my oven was on the fritz so I actually cooked it in a cast iron skillet in my TOASTER OVEN and it survived beautifully. It amazes me how so many people can cook the same recipe and come out with such widely varied results. This ingredient list and directions seemed explicit enough to me. I wouldn’t change a thing unless it would be to make a larger loaf! Ha ha!
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    Louise Hack 2 years ago
    Made it at the office for St Pat's day - everyone looovvvveeedd it. very light too
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    Helen Han 2 years ago
    Very good - on the heavier side and reminded me of a scone texture.
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    It was Yummly!!!! Easy and good....that’s the way I like it!
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    Haley Matter 3 years ago
    Turned out great and everyone loved it with the Irish Stew! I decided to not use raisins.
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    Robert Kelly 3 years 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.
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    Small 3 years 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.
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    Rangan 4 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.
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    Jo LeRoy 4 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!).
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    Andrea Wagner 4 years ago
    Not very tasty. Was glue like and heavy.
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    Craft 4 years ago
    Great! I followed it exactly and it turned out wonderful.