St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 50 min
  • serves 6 - 8

This bread is a quick and simple one to enjoy whether your favourite St. Patrick’s Day meal is a potato soup, beef stew or green eggs and ham.

Courtesy of Amanda Riva of The Hot Plate.

25 Ratings
Directions for: Traditional Irish Soda Bread


3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp caraway seeds or cumin seeds

1 tsp baking soda

¾ tsp salt

1 ½ cups (approx.) buttermilk


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Lightly flour baking sheet.

3. Mix flour, cumin/caraway seeds (if using), baking soda and salt in large bowl.

4. Mix in enough buttermilk to form moist clumps. Gather dough into ball.

5. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead just until dough holds together, about 1 minute.

6. Shape dough into 6-inch-diameter by 2-inch-high round. Place on prepared baking sheet.

7. Cut an "X" 1-inch deep across the top of bread, extending almost to edges.

8. Bake until bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on bottom, about 35 minutes. Transfer bread to rack and cool completely.

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