Traditional Irish Soda Bread

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Check out our new recipe for this great Traditional Irish Soda Bread! If you’ve never tried soda bread, take a look at the ingredients listed below! If you think it’s something you might like, then you’re in luck! This recipe will bring you step by step into making an amazing Traditional Irish Soda Bread! This recipe makes a whole loaf, so you will have plenty if you end up liking it! If you liked this recipe, then you might like some of our other great recipes too! Try out our Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe or even our Easy Cheesy Breadsticks!

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

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  • 4 cups all purpose flour and some extra for currants
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons of cold and unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups of cold buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1 cup of dried currants


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Take a sheet pan and line it with parchment paper.
  • Combine your flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt into a bowl of an electric mixer. Add in your butter and mix the substances on low speed until the flour and butter have been mixed together.
  • Take a fork and lightly beat the egg, buttermilk, and orange zest together inside of a measuring cup. While the mixer is on low speed, slowly add in the buttermilk mixture to the flour.
  • Combine the currants and the 1 tablespoon of extra flour, and mix them into the dough. It's supposed to be wet.
  • Dump the dough onto a board that has been well floured, and knead it inro a round load. Place said loaf onto the prepared sheet pan, and cut on X into the top of the bread with a knife.
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or use a cake tester until it comes out clean. Tap the loaf, and it should have a hollow sound.
  • Leave to cool on a backing rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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