Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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For this week’s Tasteful Tuesday, we have a great new recipe for you for Lesley Keogh’s Brown Irish soda bread!

“This traditional bread is baked in kitchens across Ireland every day, and couldn’t be easier to prepare. Remember to mark the distinctive cross in it before it goes in the oven: it’s to let the fairies out, apparently.”


  • 8 oz plain flour
  • 8 oz wholemeal flour 
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pint, or 500ml of buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F or Gas mark 4.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk, using your hands to draw the flour and milk together.
  4. Pour the ingredients onto a floured surface & lightly form into a round (do not over-knead).
  5. Cut a cross on the top.
  6. Place onto a floured baking tray and put into the oven for about 35-40 minutes.
  7. When you take the bread out, turn it upside down and tap the bottom. If the bread sounds hollow it’s done. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Enjoy!

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