Easy Irish Soda Bread

    55 minutes

    Irish soda bread is such an easy way to make homemade bread without the use of yeast. This is an easy recipe that has a great result.


    Victoria, Australia
    15 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 65g margarine, softened
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup milk

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a large baking tray.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine. Stir in milk and the egg. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking tray.
    3. In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup milk then brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut a cross into the top of the loaf.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.

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    I substituted butter for the margarine, so it resulted in a heavily buttered taste - which I liked - but will try a mix of vegetable oil and butter so that the additional taste isn't overpowering.  -  07 Apr 2014