Irish Soda Bread

The third week of BM #38, was a unique challenge. Srivalli picked out a How to cook the perfect series and we had to pick out three from the scores available! 

For Day 1, I picked out this Irish Soda Bread which was a delight to have at home. Traditionally, this bread is from Ireland which was a poor country and so the ingredients were as basic as flour, soda and soured milk. It is interesting to note that the 'X' on top of the dough was supposed to ward of any evil spirits!!

Today being St.Patrick's Day, I thought it would be apt to post this bread which was an integral part of Irish Food and probably is even today!!

This is a quick bread and yeast free as well. So no resting time just instant goodness. We enjoyed the bread with butter and jam and munched our way through it!

Adapted from here and here
Ingredients - 

Wheat Flour 3/4 cup
All Purpose Flour 3/4 cup
Baking Soda 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Honey 1 Tbsp
Olive Oil / Butter 1 Tbsp + more for brushing

Irish Soda Bread

Method Of Preparation -

Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Prepare a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, add the flours, sat, baking powder and baking soda, rub in the oil/butter and honey. Gradually add water to knead to a soft ad sticky dough.

Roll the dough with your hands into a dough ball and pat it to slightly flatten it.

Slash the tops like an 'X', place it on the prepared baking tray and bake for about 30 minutes or until the bread is brown and sounds hollow when tapped under the bread.

Serve warm with butter for a delightful snack.

Preparation Time 10 min + Baking time 30 min
Serves 4-5


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Perfectly made bread.

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. This is our fav bread with warm soup :) looks very crusty and yumm dear !!!

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Such a fantastic bread, prefectly made.

  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. The bread looks so good and well done Harini, this was to be my I when we did the ABC cooking. Somehow I couldn't do it..your post surely boost me to attempt sometime..

  9. Unknown Says:
  10. Airy bread and super

  11. Nisha Says:
  12. Somehow I felt from the name that this is one tough recipe. But yours looks so good and perfect and simple. :)

  13. Pavani Says:
  14. Perfectly baked Soda bread. I made American version of soda bread for St. Patrick's day, will try to put it sometime.

  15. Love soda bread. You got great crumb on that bread.

  16. Unknown Says:
  17. that is one wholesome bread. kudos. good job

  18. Quick breads are always welcome, makes a delicious snack with butter!!!

  19. Unknown Says:
  20. Perfectly made bread.. looks delicious..

  21. a ny classic

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