Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish Soda BreadThere are many Irish Soda Breads 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 wont 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 most easy bread recipe you will ever make. Below you will find my 4 ingredient, no knead recipe for Traditional  Irish Soda Bread.

Irish Soda Bread

  • 5 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2   teaspoons of salt
  • 1 and 1/4   teaspoon of baking soda
  • 16 ounces of Buttermilk


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Before you start preparing the dough 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.




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