Irish Soda Bread

Yup, a St. Patrick’s Day recipe. Instead of going all out and fancy though, I wanted to make the most basic Irish Soda Bread possible. This means no sugar, raisins, or butter  (but feel free to add some if you want more of a dessert bread 🙂 ).Of course this is not a complete traditional bread (I can’t help but to put my own spin on things). I used my own  “buttermilk” recipe (milk + vinegar) and somehow, I don‘t think the Irish used spelt flour all that much.

Since this recipe is so basic, I’ve been using it a lot for sandwich bread and I even made a bread bowl with it!

P.S- It tastes awesome if toasted 😉

ImageIrish Soda Bread 


1 cup milk

1 tbsp vinegar

2 cups spelt flour (can use whole wheat flour)

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 tbsp baking soda

1 tsp salt


Mix milk and vinegar together in a small bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together flours, baking soda and salt. Create a well in the middle of the mixture and pour in milk. Mix altogether and knead with your hands into a ball. If too dry, add a SMALL amount of milk. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and press down slightly until your hands just cover the dough from sight. Cut an X in the bread, 1/4-1/2 inch deep. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve upon taking out of the oven. Store in a sealed ziplock bag.


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