Irish Soda Bread Recipes

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Best Ever Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 89
A moist, cake-like Irish Soda Bread that's not just for St. Paddy's Day... it's so easy and sooo delicious you'll be craving it all year 'round.

Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 1614
The batter for this unadulterated soda bread features buttermilk for a special richness.
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Brennan's Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 344
Warm and soft Irish tradition passed down our family line, and directly into our bellies.

Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 115
My mom bugged grandpa for this recipe but he told her he didn't have one. So, when he made the bread one day she captured each ingredient in a bowl and measured it and put it in the bowl he planned to mix it in!
By NANCERINI

Macomb's Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
I found this delicious simple recipe about a year ago....it's very addicting and excellent with Corned Beef and Cabbage. Cut the bread into wedges and serve warm with butter.

Grandma McAndrews' Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 98
This is not the dark bread you see in every restaurant in Dublin or Galway these days but I promise, it's authentic Irish Soda Bread, exactly how my late Irish grandma made it. Serve warm or cold with butter. This freezes great. I've made several loaves before St. Patrick's Day, or family parties. I freeze them, take them out the morning they're needed and warm up in a hot oven for 5 -7 minutes before serving.

Irish Soda Farls

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
Soda bread dough is flattened into a round circle, and divided into farls meaning 4 parts. It is then cooked on a dry griddle or pan. Traditionally this was the quickest way to make soda bread for unexpected guests who drop by for a bit of craic (good fun). It's best eaten fresh with butter and jam but is also delicious fried as part of an Ulster breakfast.

Perfectly Moist Irish Wheaten Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
My husband, a native Northern Irishman, loves this bread with a bowl of tomato and lentil soup or with butter and cheese or jelly. It really is so easy to make and comes out perfectly every time! I hope you will enjoy it too!

Chef John's Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 106
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a loaf or two of Irish soda bread? If made correctly, this is one of the best quick breads (those leavened without yeast) you'll ever have. Subtly sweet, with a light, tender crumb, and not at all dry. You can use quick-cooking oats in place of rolled oats, if desired.

Irish Bannock

Rating: 4.5 stars 80
A tasty loaf similar to a scone. Perfect for breakfast or as a snack with tea or coffee.
By Ruth Uitto

Irish Soda Bread from County Cork

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
This is my mother's recipe. She makes it several times a week for some function or another. My sister loves this so much she has to control herself or she would eat a whole one with a stick of butter! I usually only make this easy soda bread for events that my mother can't come to! Slice into wedges, butter, and enjoy!
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Inspiration and Ideas

How To Make Irish Soda Bread
This bread is excellent for novices since there's no intimidating yeast, no rising, practically no kneading, and no fancy shaping to worry about.
7 Traditional Irish Soda Bread Recipes
Looking for a traditional Irish soda bread just like your grandma or grandpa used to make? Your search ends here.
Perfectly Moist Irish Wheaten Bread
Rating: 4.5 stars 63

My husband, a native Northern Irishman, loves this bread with a bowl of tomato and lentil soup or with butter and cheese or jelly. It really is so easy to make and comes out perfectly every time! I hope you will enjoy it too!