Real Traditional Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Irish soda bread is traditionally baked using four ingredients in a skillet or griddle. For decades, an Irish family has made this dish without yeast or sugar. This recipe is simple but effective. 

– 2 cups all-purpose flour – 1 pinch salt – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 1 cup buttermilk


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Step 1

Heat a heavy skillet, griddle, or cast-iron pan on medium-low. In a bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda.  


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Step 2

Make a well in the flour mixture and add buttermilk. Turn the dough out onto a floured board after quickly stirring. Knead the dough briefly until it comes together.  

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Step 3

Cut the dough into quarters with a floured knife after gently flattening it into a 1/2-inch round cake. 

Flour Bowl

Step 4

Sprinkle flour into the heated skillet bottom and cook wedges 6–8 minutes per side until golden brown. 

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