Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Irish soda bread recipe
Traditional Irish soda bread is made with flour, baking soda, salt, and soured milk. This recipe kicks up the flavor with orange zest and currants for a slightly sweet bread perfect for breakfast or brunch.


Total time:  50 M  19 S

Servings:  8

Calories:  190


  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tbsp. cold butter
  • 3/4 cup currants
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 pieces orange zest
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Protein: 6g


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease 9" pie pan and set aside.
  3. Add buttermilk, butter, sugar, and orange zest to jar and secure lid. Press "Pulse" 6–10 times or until butter is size of coarse crumbs.
  4. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ½ of flour to jar. Secure lid and pulse 2–3 times.
  5. Add remaining flour and currants to jar and secure lid. Pulse 4–6 times or until flour and currants are incorporated.
  6. Transfer dough by tilting jar over pie pan and using spatula; shape dough (dough won't come to edges of pie pan). Use serrated knife to lightly cut an X into top of loaf.
  7. Bake for 40–50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • Blendtec

    Our recipe doesn’t call for sour milk like a traditional recipe does. All you need is buttermilk.

  • Bert

    How sour should the milk be?

  • Jeni

    The batter was almost too thick for my blender. Should I add more milk next time? My blender smelled hot when trying to mix it. Also, 40 min was too long for it in a glass pan. I will cut it slightly next time. I used Craisins instead of currents. It tasted great!

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