Irresistible Irish Soda Bread

A tried-and-true recipe for plain Irish soda bread with buttermilk that is a very easy, very good tasting bread that is snap to prepare. Best if made the day before, or several hours before serving.


12 servings


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 325°F (177°C). Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire cooling rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cool Time: 3 hours

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories: 192; Total Fat: 4.9 g; Cholesterol: 29 mg; Sodium: 497 mg; Total Carbs: 31.7 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g; Protein: 5.1 g

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