This is one of the best Irish Soda Bread recipes you’ll ever taste and perfect for a St. Patty’s Day celebration served with corned beef and cabbage!
If you’re getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day consider making this Irish Soda Bread recipe.
It’s become a tradition every year to have with family and easier to make than you think. Some people put raisins in their Irish Soda Bread but my family and I prefer without them.
What does Irish Soda Bread taste like?
It is similar to the taste of a biscuit and surprisingly not made with actual soda, only baking soda. It is not to be eaten alone and should have butter, cheese or jam put on it.
Having a St. Patrick’s Day celebration? I have some more delicious treats you can make for your party such as Rainbow Bag Treats, Pot of Gold Cupcakes, Irish Shooters, Pot of Gold Oreo Truffles and Shamrock Gum Drops.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s quick and easy to make. This bread only takes a few minutes to prep and less than an hour to cook
- It’s budget-friendly. With just a few simple ingredients, this bread is very affordable to make.
- It’s deliciously hearty and satisfying. This bread has a great texture and flavor that will leave you feeling satisfied after just one slice.
What You Need
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Butter – softened and melted.
How to Make Irish Soda Bread
Grease a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 375.
Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup buttermilk and egg to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Flour work surface area. Turn out dough and knead briefly. Shape dough into a round shape and place on prepared sheet.
Whisk together 1/4 cup melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk. Brush loaf with buttermilk mixture. Cut an X in the top of the loaf.
Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Brush with buttermilk mixture every 15 minutes or so while baking.
Can you freeze Irish Soda Bread?
Yes, you can! It actually freezes really well. To freeze make sure the bread is cool and put in a freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat put on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 325 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.
Can I make Irish soda bread ahead of time?
Yes, this bread can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. If you want to freeze it, wrap the loaf tightly in cling film before placing it in the freezer for up to 2 months. Defrost overnight at room temperature before slicing and serving.
What’s the best way to serve Irish soda bread?
Irish soda bread is delicious sliced thickly and served with butter or jam. It’s also good with a bowl of stew or soup.
Irish Soda Bread
- 4 cup Flour
- 4 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup softened Butter
- 1/4 cup melted Butter
- 1 1/4 cup Buttermilk
- 1 Egg
- Preheat oven to 375. Grease a baking sheet.
- Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup buttermilk and egg to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Flour work surface. Turn out dough and knead briefly. Shape dough into a round shape and place on prepared sheet.
- Whisk together 1/4 cup melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk. Brush loaf with buttermilk mixture. Cut an X in the top of the loaf.
- Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Brush with buttermilk mixture every 15 minutes or so while baking.
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