Irish Soda Bread Recipes

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Irish Soda Bread

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!
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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.
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Brennan's Irish Soda Bread

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Warm and soft Irish tradition passed down our family line, and directly into our bellies.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

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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!
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Irish Potato Farls

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The word farl originates from the Gaelic word fardel meaning four parts. These potato griddle breads can be made with leftover mashed potatoes too. Serve hot with a little butter and salt, or fry them alongside soda bread as part of an Ulster Fry-up.
Irish Soda Bread

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!
Irish Soda Bread

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.
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Irresistible Irish Soda Bread

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A very easy, very good tasting bread. Best if made the day before, or several hours before serving.
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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.

Inspiration and Ideas

How To Make 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.

Soda Bread in a Skillet

"Very popular at my house. Just like the Emerald Isle." – Scott

Spotted Dog Irish Bread

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This is my family's traditional St. Patrick's Day bread. My grandmother has had this recipe for longer than I've been alive. I was SHOCKED to find out this wasn't real Irish Soda Bread, but instead more commonly known as Spotted Dog. Whatever you call it, it is unbeatable topped with a bit of butter.