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How to Make Irish Soda Bread

Cook Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Author: Southern Made Simple


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 424 F
  • Grease a round 9 inch cake pan and set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
  • Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour buttermilk into center
  • Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the flour mixture into the wet center in a circular motion, making sure to stir until ingredients are just combined. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
  • On a well floured surface, turn out dough and gently work it into a even round shape about 8 inches in diameter. I like to pat a little extra flour on the top of mine, but that's optional.
  • Place dough in greased pan and make a cross using a knife in the top of the dough. Place another 9 inch round cake pan on top
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then remove top pan and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until a nice golden crust forms
  • Enjoy!

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