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Kick off St. Patty's day (or any day) with a loaf of Irish soda bread. This soda bread recipe is a tried-and-true favorite quick bread that will pair perfectly with corned beef dinners as well as your morning toast. For a whole wheat version of soda bread, substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all-purpose flour.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Scott Little

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15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
1 loaf


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Cut in margarine or butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in raisins, if desired. Make a well in the center of the mixture.

  • In a small mixing bowl combine egg white and buttermilk. Add all at once to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened.

  • On a lightly floured surface knead dough 10 to 12 strokes until nearly smooth. Shape into a 7-inch round loaf.

  • Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray Place bread dough on baking sheet. With a sharp knife, make 2 slashes in the top to form an X.

  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Makes 1 loaf (16 servings).

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; fat 2g; carbohydrates 12g; protein 2g; sodium 127mg.