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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 1
Whether or not you're Irish, this classic quick bread recipe brings great taste into your kitchen.
July 30, 2014

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) raisins, if desired
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) buttermilk

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease cookie sheet.
  • 2
    Cut butter into flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in raisins and just enough buttermilk so dough leaves side of bowl.
  • 3
    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Shape into round loaf, about 6 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on cookie sheet. Cut an X shape about 1/2 inch deep through loaf with floured knife.
  • 4
    Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter or margarine, softened, if desired.

  • Did you know? : Why the "X" on top of Irish soda bread? Legend tells us that this cross is meant to scare away evil spirits. Spooky!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 loaf
Calories
110
Total Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
240mg
Total Carbs
19g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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