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irish soda bread
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4.43 from 7 votes

Irish Soda Bread

A delicious yeast-free bread that's quick and simple to make.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Australian, Irish
Keyword: Irish Soda Bread
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 191kcal


  • 4 cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons butter (that's equivalent to 30 grams)
  • 420 mls buttermilk (or use 400ml of fresh milk and top up with 20ml of lemon juice or white vinegar)


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Chop butter and rub into dry ingredients.
  • Add as much of the buttermilk as you need to form a firm dough, stirring the milk in with a bread knife.
  • Knead gently on a floured surface and shape into a round about 17cm in diameter.
  • Place onto a greased tray and cook for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.



Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg