Soda Bread Recipe for St. Patrick Day 2024 - Saint Patricks Day

Soda Bread Recipe for St. Patrick Day 2024


Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that doesn’t require any yeast. Instead, all of its leavening comes from baking soda and buttermilk. This recipe is straightforward and requires simple ingredients like flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, butter, buttermilk, an egg, orange zest, and dried currants. The process involves mixing the ingredients, forming a loaf, and baking until golden. Enjoy this classic Irish bread! 

Prep TimeTotal TimeServings
45 mints1 hour 15 mints6 people


  • 4 cups of All-Purpose Flour (plus extra for currants)
  • 4 tablespoons of Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of Kosher Salt
  • 4 tablespoons of Cold Unsalted Butter (cut into 1/2-inch dice)
  • 1 ¾ cups of Cold Buttermilk (shaken)
  • 1 Extra-Large Egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon of Orange Zest (grated)
  • 1 cup of Dried Currants


Step 1 

Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2 

Stir in the buttermilk and egg.

Step 3 

Turn the dough out and knead.

Step 4 

Form the dough into a round loaf.

Step 5 

Brush with butter and buttermilk, then cut an X in the top.

Step 6 

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Enjoy your homemade Irish Soda Bread! 🍞

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