Irish Soda Bread Recipes

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Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread

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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!

Brennan's Irish Soda Bread

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Warm and soft Irish tradition passed down our family line, and directly into our bellies.

Macomb's Irish Soda Bread

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

Grandma's Unbaked Irish Soda Bread

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My grandma made this every weekend to go with her traditional big Irish breakfast. It's cooked on an electric griddle and cut into toast-sized slices that can be eaten buttered, toasted, or fried crisp in the bacon drippings. Serve with butter and jam or fry insides down on hot pan with bacon drippings for a minute until golden and crispy. Unfried pieces can be toasted on the second day, but won't keep longer then that.

Beautiful Brown Soda Bread

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Beautiful brown bread. This brown soda bread is easy to make, even at the last minute. Cut a nice thick slice off and slightly warm through and then thickly spread the butter on.

Grandma McAndrews' Irish Soda Bread

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A tasty loaf similar to a scone. Perfect for breakfast or as a snack with tea or coffee.

Irish Soda Bread from County Cork

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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.

Fried Irish Soda Farls

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Soda bread farls are ideal for frying after they have been made a day or so. These taste great with a poached egg on top. Fried soda is also one of the essential ingredients in an Ulster fry.