Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Bread Quick Bread Irish Soda Bread

A good old fashioned soda bread with just the basic ingredients. Buttermilk gives this crusty loaf a good flavor. The best Irish soda bread around!

Servings per recipe: 20
Calories per serving: 172
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 1h 5m


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk


  • 1   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  • 2   In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk; brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an 'X' into the top of the loaf.
  • 3   Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Check for doneness after 30 minutes. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 7.5g 12%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 269mg 11%
Potassium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 22.5g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Protein 3.5g 7%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 290IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 53mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 8mg  
Folate 48mcg