Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread is an easy quick bread. No yeast required! Buttermilk and baking soda help the bread rise. This recipe yields a bread that is dense, soft, and has a crispy, golden crust. Perfect to make for St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year!
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- All-Purpose Flour
- White Granulated Sugar
- Baking Soda
- Unsalted Butter
Making Irish Soda Bread is so quick! No rising and no long kneading times. Just mix up, form into a loaf, and bake! I love to bake it in a cast iron skillet (my Lodge 10-inch skillet is my favorite to use) as it helps yield a crispier crust, but you can also use a baking sheet.
Easy Steps to Make Irish Soda Bread:
- Preheat oven and butter a cast iron skillet.
- Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt).
- Mix together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (buttermilk and eggs).
- Cut the butter into the dry ingredients and mix in the raisins.
- Fold the wet ingredients into the dry.
- Shape into a loaf (kneading a few times to get the dough to take shape) and place in prepared skillet.
- Bake and enjoy!
Buttermilk is a key ingredient. Not just to help the dough rise, but also to add a great tangy flavor. Looking for other ways to use buttermilk – check out this post.