Irish Soda Bread on a white cutting board with a knife on the side.

Irish Soda Bread

This authentic Irish Soda Bread is the perfect bread to accompany your St. Patricks Day meal. It is super easy to make, there is no yeast, no waiting for it to raise, no waiting at all.
Course Bread
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Bread, Soda Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 470
Author Emily Walker



  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and caraway seed.
  • Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Mix in the egg, sour cream, and buttermilk until you have a sticky dough.
  • Pour the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until soft, adding more flour as needed.
  • Place dough into a 9 inch round pan (I just used a glass pie pan) and cut a deep x in the center.
  • Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes or until a nice golden brown. Brush with a little melted butter. Cool at room temperature.


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 4.8mg