Monday, March 17, 2014

Irish Soda Bread, Quick and so Easy...


Irish Soda Bread

Serves 8


  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking-soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (about) buttermilk


Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly flour a baking sheet. Mix flour, caraway seeds, if using, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Mix in enough buttermilk to form moist clumps. Gather dough into ball. Turn out onto a lightly flour surfaced and knead just until dough holds together, about 1 minute. Shape dough into 6-inch-diameter by 2-inch-high round. Place on prepared baking sheet. Cut 1-inch-deep X across top of bread, extending almost to edges. Bake until bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on bottom, about 35 minutes. Transfer bread to rack and cool completely.

Update: I did preheat my oven, but turned it down to 350 degrees to bake it and it only took about 20 minutes.

I will be making this Irish Soda Bread Recipe tonight;
I have never liked raisins or caraway seeds in my bread.
I have finally found a link explaining that raisins were not in the original 
Soda Bread. 
Just Saying...


  1. Mom, This sounds like a good bread to try! I am going to try and make the recipe of those scones you gave me this week! They were just so yummy!

  2. Looks yummy! I am with you on the raisins. I love them but not in my bread! And I have never used caraway seeds...what do they taste like? Have a blessed Tuesday.....Vicky

  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day. The bread looks delicious. Let us know how it turns out.

  4. Oh your bread looks good! I like it without raisins also. I also think that I never answered you about pinning my photos. (I am aways behind on answering comments, sorry!) Please pin away! Someday I might find out how to put something on the blog saying it's okay! ;0)

  5. Yum, yum, yum! I would love to come over for a slice of your Soda Bread :) But even better would be to spend a day in fellowship with you, sweet friend!

    Love and hugs!

  6. It reminds me of the Australian damper, which is the Australian bush mans version of Soda Bread. It was made out bush by the stockman when over an open fire.

    This would be so good with jam and cream:)))

  7. It's not St. Patrick's day anymore and I'm sure the bread is gone by now.
    I can imagine the smell... ummm good! And the way it would taste with melting butter!
    Hope everyone enjoyed it, cause I did!

  8. enjoyed your soda bread in person!!! soooo good!


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