Traditional Irish Bread Soda Recipe

In this post, I share my favorite Irish Soda Bread Recipe that is easy to make.  You will see a video and images on this post that will help you create this recipe easily.

Traditional Soda Bread Recipe

Nothing worse than to go out of your way to get ingredients for a fancy bread, spending an hour putting them together only to have the yeast not rise.  In today’s post, I share a NO FAIL Irish bread that has been my favorite to serve this time of year with stew or any other favorite traditional dish. You need not dispute if this is the real deal when it comes to Irish bread.  A little research brought up an article with Irish Chef Roy O’Connell on Epicurious that traditional Irish Soda Bread is made with the exact ingredients I’ve been using for years.

In the Kitchen

This is a super easy recipe that your family will love.  You can serve it with a warm Irish meal or hot out of the oven with real butter.  here are some images featuring how to make the bread.

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Slice Dough Before Baking


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk, more as needed


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk. Using your hand, mix in the flour from the sides of the bowl. The dough should be soft but not wet and sticky.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface. Wash and dry your hands. Knead the dough lightly for a few seconds, then pat the dough into a round about 1 1/2 inches thick. Place it on a buttered baking sheet and using a sharp knife, cut a deep cross in the center of the dough reaching out all the way to the sides.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees, and continue to bake until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the bread sounds hollow when tapped, about 30 minutes longer. Serve warm.

Quick How-To Video

In this video, I share how easy it is the make soda bread using fresh ingredients in your home pantry.  Be sure to connect with me on Social media for more information on cooking and growing.


You can find this video on Bren Haas YouTube Channel.

Photos From The Kitchen

I must be part Irish!  This is my favorite bread recipe to serve up in the Spring.

I served my bread with this yummy lamb roast on St. Patrick’s Day this weekend and shared the baking experience along the way on Instagram.  Follow me on the leading photo social media site: Instagram.  Where do you enjoy sharing your Irish favorite to cook up?  The carrots in this menu were amazing.  This was one of the first times I roasted colorful carrots to serve to my family.  They absolutely loved it!

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Let’s Connect

Let’s swap recipes… I’d love to hear your favorite bread recipe so be sure to comment below!

Happy St Paddy’s Day,



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