Recipes and Cooking Irish Soda Bread 4.2 (6) 2 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Scott Little Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 1 loaf Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoon margarine or butter ¼ cup raisins (optional) 1 egg white, slightly beaten ¾ cup buttermilk Nonstick cooking spray ¼ teaspoon salt Directions 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). Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 82 Calories 2g Fat 12g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 82 % Daily Value * Total Fat 2g 3% Sodium 127mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 12g 4% Protein 2g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.