Irish Soda Bread Recipes

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Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.47 stars 1543
The batter for this unadulterated soda bread features buttermilk for a special richness.

Brennan's Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.59 stars 329
Warm and soft Irish tradition passed down our family line, and directly into our bellies.

Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.39 stars 115
My mom bugged grandpa for this recipe but he told her he didn't have one. So, when he made the bread one day she captured each ingredient in a bowl and measured it and put it in the bowl he planned to mix it in!

Macomb's Irish Soda Bread

I found this delicious simple recipe about a year's very addicting and excellent with Corned Beef and Cabbage. Cut the bread into wedges and serve warm with butter.

Grandma McAndrews' Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.74 stars 90
This is not the dark bread you see in every restaurant in Dublin or Galway these days but I promise, it's authentic Irish Soda Bread, exactly how my late Irish grandma made it. Serve warm or cold with butter. This freezes great. I've made several loaves before St. Patrick's Day, or family parties. I freeze them, take them out the morning they're needed and warm up in a hot oven for 5 -7 minutes before serving.

Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

Searching for recipes for a gluten-free diet can be challenging during the holidays. Here is a recipe for Irish soda bread that I have adapted over time for St. Patrick's Day. The recipe calls for rice and tapioca flour instead of wheat and it still tastes yummy! Good if wrapped and left overnight, but I think it tastes great right out of the oven. Serve with butter or jam.

Irish Soda Farls

Rating: 4.64 stars 109
Soda bread dough is flattened into a round circle, and divided into farls meaning 4 parts. It is then cooked on a dry griddle or pan. Traditionally this was the quickest way to make soda bread for unexpected guests who drop by for a bit of craic (good fun). It's best eaten fresh with butter and jam but is also delicious fried as part of an Ulster breakfast.

Perfectly Moist Irish Wheaten Bread

My husband, a native Northern Irishman, loves this bread with a bowl of tomato and lentil soup or with butter and cheese or jelly. It really is so easy to make and comes out perfectly every time! I hope you will enjoy it too!

Guinness® Bread

Rating: 4.54 stars 172
I developed this recipe after visiting my ancestral homeland of Ireland. It's a great way to get Guinness into your bread! Serve warm with butter and honey.

Irish Bannock

Rating: 4.6 stars 77
A tasty loaf similar to a scone. Perfect for breakfast or as a snack with tea or coffee.

Irish Soda Bread from County Cork

Rating: 4.57 stars 20
This is my mother's recipe. She makes it several times a week for some function or another. My sister loves this so much she has to control herself or she would eat a whole one with a stick of butter! I usually only make this easy soda bread for events that my mother can't come to! Slice into wedges, butter, and enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

How To Make Irish Soda Bread
This bread is excellent for novices since there's no intimidating yeast, no rising, practically no kneading, and no fancy shaping to worry about.
7 Traditional Irish Soda Bread Recipes
Looking for a traditional Irish soda bread just like your grandma or grandpa used to make? Your search ends here.
Best Ever Irish Soda Bread
Rating: 4.63 stars

A moist, cake-like Irish Soda Bread that's not just for St. Paddy's Day... it's so easy and sooo delicious you'll be craving it all year 'round.