Irish soda bread

Flavours of soda bread, rosemary, cheese, onion, lemon, pepper, seeds, cinnamon, raisin, delicious

Traditional Irish soda bread is a deliciously hearty and grainy loaf. Soda bread is very quick and easy to make. It is perfect next to a bowl of stew or toasted for breakfast. See bottom of the post for 4 flavour options.




Remaining Ingredients


  1. Combine buttermilk and flour in a glass container, and leave to hydrate for 5 minute or up to 24 hours. See notes for more information on prefermenting the flour.
  2. Sprinkle the dough with the salt and soda then mix well into the bread dough. Depending on how long you presoaked your flour it may have become glutenous, so try to combine the ingredients evenly by folding and cutting them into the dough with your fingers.
  3. Add 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 a topping.
  5. Bake at 400F (200C) for 30-40 min (until a toothpick comes out clean).


Keywords: rosemary cheese, lemon pepper, super seedy, cinnamon raisin, soaked, prefermented