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Irish Soda Bread (without buttermilk)

An easy and tasty Irish Soda bread without the use of buttermilk, yeast, or specific pans.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 93kcal


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grease a baking sheet, set aside.
  • Mix the milk and vinegar together, set aside to curdle while you continue.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, salt, and soda together. Stir gently.
  • When the milk has curdled (about 8-10 minutes) slowly add it to the flour mixture, stir gently to work it in.
  • Stop mixing just when the milk has been worked in (the dough will be wet) and turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface.
  • Knead the dough until a soft dough has formed and can be shaped into a large ball-shaped loaf. (reminder...the dough will be very wet and hard to work, at first!)
  • Keeping a sharp knife floured, cut a X shape into the top of your dough.
  • Place the dough ball on to your greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.



Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg