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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish Soda BreadThere is much Irish Soda Bread on the net. However, this one is 100%  traditional. There are 4 simple ingredients. If that doesn’t excite you, maybe this will… This bread does not require a fancy Breadmaker or heavy-duty mixer. You also won’t be kneading this dough forever…How amazing is that?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the McCallum family… I wanted to share the Traditional 4 Ingredient Soda Bread with you today.  There are no preservatives or sugar and very little salt. It’s seemly a healthy choice of comfort foods for the most part…I also have to tell you this is simply the easiest bread recipe you will ever make. Below you will find my 4 ingredients, the no-knead recipe for Traditional  Irish Soda Bread.


Ingredients needed for Traditional Soda Bread
  •  Five cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • One and 1/2   teaspoons of salt
  • One and 1/4   teaspoon of baking soda
  • Sixteen ounces of Buttermilk





Irish soda bread

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

There is much Irish Soda Bread on the net, however, this one is 100% traditional. There are 4 simple ingredients if that doesn’t excite you maybe this will… This bread does not require a fancy Bread-maker or heavy-duty mixer. You also won’t be kneading this dough forever…How amazing is that?
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Irish
Servings 10 SERVINGS
Calories 256 kcal


  • 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons salt
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • 16 ounces Buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Before you start preparing the dough to grease a Dutch oven and preheat it in a 425-degree oven for about 10 minutes
  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center and slowly pour in the buttermilk incorporating it into the dry ingredients with a heavy wooden spoon. You will want to do this a little at a time.
  • Once all 4 ingredients have been mixed together to form a sticky dough place it out on a floured cutting board and knead lightly. Only Knead a short time!
  • Form the dough into a ball and flatten slightly into a disc shape. Place a sharp knife in flour, so the dough will not stick to it and make a cross on the top of your bread dough.
  • Place the dough into the preheated Dutch oven and cover with the lid – bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove the lid from the Dutch oven and bake another 15 minutes.


Serving: 01Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 8gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 534mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 75IUCalcium: 62mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Bread, Soda
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    March 2, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    […] serve this wonderful recipe, we usually serve it with Traditional Soda Bread and a beautiful green vegetable such as […]

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    Kimi Caserta
    October 21, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    This bread was awesome! I can’t wait to make it again! Saving

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    October 13, 2020 at 7:10 am

    Great news once again! We made your Irish Soda Bread and loved it. Well done!

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      December 15, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      That’s so awesome to hear, Simm

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    October 13, 2020 at 4:55 am

    I never knew it was so easy to make Traditional Irish Soda Bread! We loved the recipe!

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      December 15, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      Thank you for sharing, Duell!

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    October 10, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Great recipe once again! Our family loved this Traditional Irish Soda Bread! I will be saving the recipe.

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    May 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    What sort of camera did you use? That is a really good top quality.

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