Read what's new at the VOGT Family TreeHouse in the BLOG... See what's in the family scrapbook... Visit the newest part of the Family TreeHouse...

Irish Soda Bread

This simple recipe was brought back from Ireland during our 1984 trip. It makes a single loaf which is just right for a meal - goes great with soup or stew.

Make just enough for the meal, though. It doesn't keep well.



  • 2 cups flour (1 whole wheat & 1 white)
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup buttermilk (or 2 tbsp vinegar in ¾ cup milk)
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt


Mix dry ingredients. Add milk and stir to make soft dough.  Knead 1 minute on lightly floured surface.  Shape into 8-inch round loaf.  Either place on greased or floured cookie sheet or in an 8-inch round pan.  Cut a cross on top and bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool on a rack a bit. Cut loaf in half, then slice pieces from each half. Serve warm.

Variations: add a handful of raisins or caraway seeds or whatever else you'd like.




Copyright © 1973-2020 by Eugene F. Vogt. All rights reserved. Last modified 02-Jan-2020 8:28 AM ET. Send questions or comments to the Family TreeHouse WebMeister. View our Privacy Policy.