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Easy Irish Soda Bread


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 55m


  • 500g flour
  • 500g flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 115g butter, softened
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 300g buttermilk
  • 1 egg


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°C. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Add the butter, 240g buttermilk and egg to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Step 3

Flour a work surface. Turn out the dough on to the surface and knead briefly. Shape dough into a round and place on prepared sheet.

Step 4

Whisk together the melted butter with the remaining buttermilk. Brush the loaf with the buttermilk mixture. Cut an X in the top of the loaf. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Brush with buttermilk mixture every 15 minutes or so while baking.

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