Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Irish
Servings 12


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cups softened Brummel & Brown spread
  • 1 1/4 buttermilk
  • 1 egg large
  • 1/4 cups melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine.
  • Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly.
  • Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk; brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an “X” into the top of the loaf.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Continue to brush the loaf with the remaining butter mixture while it bakes.
  • Let rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Keyword bread, meat-free