Simple Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Dwight Wells Modified: March 25, 2022
Simple Irish Soda Bread Recipe

How To Make Simple Irish Soda Bread

This amazingly easy Irish soda bread makes a fluffy and tasty pastry with extra flavors from golden raisins, rolled oats, and dried currants.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • cupsall purpose flour
  • ½cupwhole wheat flour
  • ¼cuprolled oats
  • tspbaking soda
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • tspsalt
  • ¼cupcold unsalted butter,cut into small cubes
  • cupsbuttermilk
  • 1large egg
  • 2tbsphoney,or more to taste
  • 2tsporange zest,grated
  • 1cupdried currants
  • cupgolden raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  3. Beat buttermilk, egg, honey, and orange zest together in a bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture, currants, and raisins into flour mixture; stir with a wooden spoon until a wet, sticky dough comes together.

  4. Turn dough out onto a well-floured work surface; press dough together into a soft ball of dough and cut into 2 pieces.

  5. Form each half into a smooth, round loaf. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and let rest for 15 minutes. Cut a ½-inch deep “X” into the top of each loaf with a serrated knife.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes until golden brown and fragrant. Transfer loaves to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

  7. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 193.39kcal
  • Fat: 3.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.60g
  • Fiber: 1.97g
  • Sugar: 11.40g
  • Protein: 5.08g
  • Cholesterol: 20.32mg
  • Sodium: 184.65mg
  • Calcium: 70.43mg
  • Potassium: 195.61mg
  • Iron: 1.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 33.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.14mg
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