Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Miz Helen's Kitchen


4 cups all purpose flour

4 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 1/2 cups buttermilk


In a large mixing bowl mix flour, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt

Blend the butter into the dry mixture, until it has been fully blended

Make a well in the center of the dry and butter mix then add the buttermilk

Gradually mix the buttermilk into the dry mix, mix well

Turn the dough out on a floured dough board and knead until a uniform ball can be formed

This is a very wet dough, so don't expect it to render like a yeast dough, remember it is rustic

Place the dough ball in a well oiled iron or heavy skillet and score the top of the dough

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes then cover the bread with foil and continue to cook for 15 more minutes so that the center will be fully cooked

Remove from skillet immediately so the bottom won't burn

It is delicious served warm, enjoy!