Simple Irish Soda Bread

March13

Simple Irish Soda Bread

Recipes for real honest-to-goodness Irish Soda Bread (like those you’d find in an Irish cookbook) have only four ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk.

Irish Soda Bread in this country tends to have all kinds of fancy stuff thrown in, like dried fruit, seeds, nuts and even chocolate chips (I’m not kidding). I’m not judging, but that’s a quick bread, not Irish Soda Bread.

This Irish Soda Bread leans more toward the classic recipe, but with a little brown sugar thrown in. Buying the right flour helps, too, which keeps the bread tender inside the very crunchy crust.

If you leave out the add-ins, this makes a terrific all-purpose bread. Smear it with jam and butter or use it to make deliciously hearty sandwiches.

As in life, keeping it simple and honest is the best recipe.


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12 thoughts on “Simple Irish Soda Bread

  1. Wayne Scott

    My favorite bread of all-time. This recipe looks excellent. I will certainly make this. Nothing says Sunday morning like some butter and jam on a piece of Irish Soda Bread. Thanks!

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  2. Mary

    I love irish soda bread, but rarely get to try it and have never made it myself. Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

    Ps. I am co-hosting a link up tomorrow I think you’d be interested in. Delicious Dish Tuesday goes live every Tuesday @ 12am and is a great place to find new recipes. I hope to see more yummy recipes from you there in the future!

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    1. Mama Post author

      Really good. Too Good. I practically ate the whole loaf myself! Thanks for dropping by. I’ll check out your blog, too!

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    1. Mama Post author

      Glad you dropped in from SITS! And thanks for the Pin, girlfriend! Looking forward to reading your blog! (Do I have enough !!! in here?)!

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    1. Mama Post author

      Let me know how the recipe turned out! Even though I’ve done it a million times, you always wonder how it works in someone else’s kitchen.

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mama@mamashighstrung.com.