Irish Recipes, St. Patricks Day

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

It’s almost March 17th ….Time to make the Soda Bread !!!
I love Jane FitzGerald’s Blue Ribbon Feis Soda Bread Recipe
Traditional Irish Soda Bread
Traditional Irish Soda Bread

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons caraway seeds – optional. A friend who lives in Cork tells me that caraway seeds are strictly personal taste and are not normally used in traditional soda bread recipes.
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease, then flour baking sheet. In large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and optional caraway seeds. Mix in buttermilk to form dough into ball. You may need to add a little more buttermilk. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until dough holds together, about 1 minute. Shape dough into a 6-inch round. Place on prepared baking sheet. Cut 1-inch deep X across top of bread, reaching almost to edges. Bake until bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on bottom, about 40 minutes.Transfer bread to rack and cool. If not serving right away, wrap loaf in tea towel to prevent it from drying out too much. If not eaten in entirety, wrap well in foil or plastic wrap to keep as moist as possible.

Irish Soda Bread Dish With Stand>

4 thoughts on “Irish Soda Bread Recipe”

  1. I know sometimes people put in raisins….but do you think it would be all right to add some blueberries ??


  2. I’m only a wee bit of Irish in my background but since being a child I have always had such a fascination with ALL Irish. Now being 56 on my bucket lost I pray to someday visit the Emeral Isle. God Bless


  3. I’ve used a LOT of things from dates to chia seeds! It always works and pleases the masses. >^..^<


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