Traditional White Irish Soda Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf
An easy recipe for traditional Irish soda bread.
  • ½ teaspoon unsalted butter and 1-2 tablespoons flour for preparing pan
  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1¾ cup buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Lightly butter and flour a round cake pan.
  3. Using a large bowl, combine the flour, soda, salt and buttermilk. Turn out onto a floured surface and lightly knead, just for a minute or two.
  4. Shape the dough into a round, flat shape, place in prepared pan and cut a cross into the top of the dough.
  5. Cover the pan of dough with another round cake pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes covered, then remove top pan and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  7. Enjoy warm, toasted or at room temperature with some good Irish butter.
Recipe by Liz The Chef at