Irish Soda Bread

Mike tried this recipe on March 14, 2021

A classic “quick bread” that is easy to make for any occasion.

Adapted from 31 Daily

Irish Soda Bread

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 45 mins Total Time 50 mins
Servings: 12
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A classic "quick bread" that is easy to make for any occasion.

Adapted from 31 Daily



  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a 10 inch cast iron skillet, or grease and lightly flour a medium baking sheet.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt, and whisk together. Add buttermilk and combine using a spatula until just mixed. If too dry to combine completely, add more buttermilk one teaspoon at a time until the dough reaches a soft and sticky consistency.

  3. Coat hands with flour and shape dough into a dome-shaped loaf. Place in the skillet or baking sheet.

  4. Using a sharp knife, cut a cross shape 1/2 inch deep across the top of the loaf.

  5. Bake 40-45 minutes or until bread is a golden brown color. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack, and allow to cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 106kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 1mg1%
Sodium 336mg15%
Potassium 76mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g8%

Calcium 3 mg
Iron 6 mg

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


  • The cross shape cut into the top of the loaf is a traditional step in homage to St. Patrick, who is said to have made this bread frequently.
Keywords: Irish, soda, bread, whole wheat, buttermilk
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