Traditional Irish soda bread

Traditional Irish soda bread with five different flavour options

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Traditional Irish soda bread is a deliciously quick and easy to make. It is perfect next to a bowl of stew or toasted for breakfast. See the section above for 5 flavour options.




  1. Combine buttermilk and flour in a glass container, and leave to hydrate for 5 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the dough with the salt and soda then mix well into the batter. 
  3. Stir in any additional flavours, then place on your baking pan. Slice a cross into the top of the loaf about 2 cm deep.
  4. If you want to add a topping, brush the top of the loaf with beaten egg, milk or water then sprinkle on seeds or cheese.
  5. Bake at 400F (200C) for 30-40 min (until a toothpick comes out clean).


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