I have made different variations over the last year or so, Soda Bread is a favorite in the Kelly household, and I recently made a really good one that lasts a bit longer than some other recipes I have made. The added ingredient? A cup of sour cream.
3 cups sifted flour (cake or pastry flour works best since they’re softer)
2 – 4 tbsp sugar (depending on how sweet you want it – or omit it all together)
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup raisins (leave these out for a more traditional soda bread) I also like to use currants.
1⅓ cups buttermilk
1 cup sour cream
Mix the dry ingredients together well. Stir in the raisins, butter milk and sour cream.
Mix together to form a sticky dough. I mix and knead in my Kitchen Aid or you can follow the procedure below.
Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth (8 – 10 times – don’t over knead.)
Line a 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper and add the dough. Spread the dough out in the pan. I like to bake mine in a round Corning Ware type casserole dish.
Score the dough with a large “X” on the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 65 minutes.
Enjoy with Beef and Guiness over Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1270 Calories from Fat 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 1040mg 43%
Potassium 980mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 233g 78%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.