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How to make it

  • Mix the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it gets to a coarse mealy texture
  • Seperately, mix the buttermilk and egg until well beaten.
  • Mix wet mixture into the dry ingredients until very well combined. The dough will be very sticky, add no more than 1/4 cup flour extra if necessary.
  • Add in the optional ingredients, if using.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead until smooth (about 10 minutes).
  • Divide dough in half and shape into two flattened rounds. Place each in an ungreased 8-inch cake tin and press down slightly.
  • Cut a cross in the top of each loaf.
  • Bake 40 minutes in a 375 degree oven, cool on wire racks.
  • **Note: If using this recipe to make a savoury loaf (ie. cheese & herb, etc) decrease sugar to 2 tbsp**
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    " It was excellent "
    mpk588 ate it and said...
    not the first time I've cooked soda-bread, but this was a real winner! I am eating a hunk of it hot from the oven as I type, 5 stars for this recipe!
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  • cherokee1265 3 years ago
    I'll have to try this one....
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  • venezolano 6 years ago
    It truly sounds wonderful. Never made it before but I am trying this tomorrow.
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  • strlslvr 6 years ago
    Thanks for the comments jo jo! Happy to have you as a new friend~ *Visit anytime :)
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    " It was excellent "
    anninsa ate it and said...
    Made this last night and it was delicious. Still moist today for lunch. Very quick
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  • juicy 6 years ago
    I never ate soda bread, but it does look good I'll try this out!...Thanks! =)
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  • turtle66 6 years ago
    Mmmm soda bread and your recipe looks good think ill make it this weekend...TY.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    You got another 1 but I have your back Jo
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  • miss_ifi 6 years ago
    This is some BEAUTIFUL bread!!! yuuuum!!
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 156.4
    Total Fat: 3.9 g
    Cholesterol: 22.0 mg
    Sodium: 29.8 mg
    Total Carbs: 26.6 g
    Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
    Protein: 5.1 g
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  • misslionheart 6 years ago
    It's strange, but I don't know anyone here in Ireland who actually eats soda bread! We all buy sliced 'pan'

    I make it every now and again when it's casserole day but other than that....no!
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  • twcollins 6 years ago
    we were in ireland a few years ago and i loved the soda bread especially at breakfast.my wife was`nt that keen on it but i adored it.will give that one a try thanks.twcollins
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  • jennywren 6 years ago
    Had some buttermilk on hand so made your recipe today,dough was sicky but was worth it,as it is one of the best I have ever tasted.Although mine didn't look like the picture you have posted.Mine was dark in color guess due to the wheat flour and didn't get as big.Think next time instead of cutting dough in half and making two will just make one big loaf.
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  • jennywren 6 years ago
    Hi,
    Have printed out the recipe as I see it uses whole wheat flour and also buttermilk.In the picture it looks very good.
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  • deedeec 6 years ago
    I can't wait to try this! I love Irish soda bread but I've never had a recipe that used whole wheat which I prefer to incorporate in all my baked goods. I'll report back!
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  • fortuna 6 years ago
    This is similar to mine, but I like yours better because you use whole wheat. I found that it is imperative to use buttermilk, it is the only milk to use. I will love trying this recipe come fall! Thanks! : )
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  • zena824 7 years ago
    I love Irish Soda Bread.... Must be the Irish in me...its so good when you toast it and drizzle honey on it....Thanks for this post..
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