Irish Soda Bread

Number of Servings: 8 (58 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Irish Soda Bread

In some classic Irish soda bread recipes the buttermilk is replaced with yogurt or stout. Knead just enough to form a ball so that your bread stays tender–more like a biscuit than bread.


  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup currants
  • 2 tsp. caraway seeds
  • ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk, plus additional for brushing


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in currants and caraway seeds.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Gradually pour in the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until just combined.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a ball. Flatten slightly and place in the prepared pie pan. Brush the top with buttermilk and dust with flour. With a sharp knife, cut an X into the top of the loaf.
  5. Bake the loaf until it is brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom (30-40 minutes). Let cool for 2 hours before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 58 g

Amount per serving
Calories 110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 3g Added Sugars 6%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 38.3mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 115mg 2%
Vitamin A 3.5mcg 0%
Vitamin C 3.2mg 4%
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin K 1mcg 0%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 2mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 40.8mcg 10%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 1.4mcg 4%
Chloride 29.7mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 0%
Phosphorus 79.3mg 6%
Iodine 5.6mcg 4%
Magnesium 22.8mg 6%
Zinc 0.5mg 10%
Selenium 11.5mcg 20%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.5mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Buttermilk (cultured Lowfat Milk, Nonfat Milk, Salt, Sodium Citrate, Vitamin A Palmitate), All Purpose Flour (wheat Flour, Benzoyl Peroxide, Amylase, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Whole Wheat Flour, Currants, Sugar, Baking Soda, Caraway Seeds, Salt.

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