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Irish Soda Bread

Make this Irish Soda Bread in just an hour! Nothing beats a classic recipe. It’s super tasty and easy to make. In less than an hour your kitchen will smell like a bakery and what’s even better is that you will have fresh bread for dinner.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course bread
Cuisine Irish
Servings 1 loaf


  • 4 cups (500 grams) flour
  • cups (400 ml) buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For garnish: 

  • sesame seeds and poppy seeds (or choose different seeds depending on your taste)


  • Heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F degrees with the fan.
  • In a mixer bowl, mix all ingredients together with a kneading hook. Mix well until a ball of dough is created.
  • On a baking pan with baking paper, arrange the ball of dough and cut an X mark on top of the dough. (The cut is important as it helps to bake the inside of the bread.)
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Cool at room temperature.
  • Enjoy as is or have with a bowl of soup!