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Easy Irish Soda Bread

Kick St. Patrick’s Day off with a wholesome and hearty loaf of super easy Irish soda bread. Made from just 5 ingredients and ready to eat in 40 minutes, this easy bread recipe is one everyone can make. Yes, even you!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Mains
Cuisine Irish
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 165 kcal


  • 6 oz/170g whole wheat flour
  • 6 oz/170g all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 290 ml buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 395C/200F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt and baking soda.
  • Pour in the buttermilk and stir until a shaggy dough forms.
  • Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until a smooth ball forms.
  • Place the ball onto the lined baking tray and cut a cross into the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until brown and springy.
  • Leave to cool for around 15 minutes on a baking tray before slicing and serving.
Keyword Easy Irish Soda Bread