Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread (2)

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and I’m finally trying my hand at a classic Irish Soda Bread. This quick loaf needs no yeast to rise and comes together in a flash. Serve it alongside a heaping portion of your favorite Irish fare of course.


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Earth Balance butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Scant 2 cups plain soy milk
  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture. Use your fingers to mix the butter into the rest of the ingredients until it is like small flakes.
  3. To make vegan buttermilk, pour the lemon juice into a liquid measuring cup. Add soy milk to equal 2 cups. Let stand for 5 minutes, then pour into the flour mixture. Stir until you form a dough and then spoon out onto a baking tray. Shape the dough into an 8-inch shaggy ball. Use a sharp knife to score an X in the top, about 1/4-inch deep.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes, until lightly browned.

Irish Soda Bread (1)

The kids loved this so much that they even declined extra butter on their warm slices, a sure sign of a hit around here!

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