Irish Soda Bread

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 50m

1 small loaf, 8 slices

Fragrant homemade whole-wheat bread that is ready in less than 1 hour. The recipe is easily doubled.


  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, plus additional for brushing


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a pie pan with cooking spray.

Whisk the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the currants and caraway seeds. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Gradually pour in the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until just combined. (Do not overmix).

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead several times. Form into a ball, flatten slightly and place in the prepared pie pan. Brush the top with buttermilk and dust with flour. With a sharp knife, cut a 1/2-inch-deep X into the top of the loaf.

Bake the loaf until it is brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, 30-40 minutes. Let cool slightly before slicing.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7561

nutrition information per serving

131 calories; 1g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 1mg cholesterol; 327mg sodium; 31g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 5g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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