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Irish Soda Bread

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Soda Bread Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Soda Bread Recipe is one of those easy to make, 4-ingredient bread recipes that will have you coming back for more. So simple, no yeast & oh so delicious. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, irish, soda bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 1 loaf


  • 3-2/3 cup all-purpose flour plus a little more for dusting (if it still looks too wet after mixing, add more flour in 1/4 cup increments, adding no more than 1 additional cup total- mixing in between each addition.)
  • 1 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-3/4 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Lay a sheet of parchment paper over baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Mix flour, salt & baking soda together in mixer bowl.
  • Make a well in the center- pour in your buttermilk.
  • Mix with the paddle attachment of your mixer or you can kneed in by hand until the dough is soft. Should be fairly wet but not sticky.
  • Turn dough on lightly floured surface & kneed 3-4 times to smooth.
  • Shape into flat circle - mine was about 1-2 inches thick but still flat in shape.
  • Place on prepared parchment lined sheet & cut a cross from edge to edge on top.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden. When it sounds hollow when tapped- it's ready.


**If you don't have buttermilk (which I didn't) you can put 1-3/4 tbsp vinegar in measuring cup & then fill the rest with regular milk until you reach 1-3/4 cup. Let sit for 5 minutes before mixing in.