Irish Soda Bread Recipes

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Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.47 stars
A good old fashioned soda bread with just the basic ingredients. Buttermilk gives this crusty loaf a good flavor. The best Irish soda bread around!

Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.69 stars
A delicious and easy recipe.

Brennan's Irish Soda Bread

Rating: 4.59 stars
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
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

Rating: 4.63 stars
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
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

Rating: 4.25 stars
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
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

Rating: 4.47 stars
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
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
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
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.