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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Ian's Irish Soda Bread

An essential for St Patrick's Day is fresh buttered Irish Soda Bread and we think it’s too good to enjoy only once a year. We make a very special version with St David Dairy Buttermilk and a little local honey.

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Can't make it to the shop or fancy making your own? Well, here's our recipe.

  • 120 gm plain flour
  • 185 gm wholemeal flour
  • 40gm rolled oats (plus more to sprinkle on top)
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp bicarb soda
  • 270 gm St David Dairy Buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 25gm melted butter


  1. Preheat oven at 180C
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together - flours, oats, salt and bicarb together.
  3. Mix the St David Dairy Buttermilk and honey together, in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mix.
  5. Mix gently together with a fork or spoon. (It’s important not to over mix)
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a round.
  7. Place on a baking paper-lined baking tray.
  8. Slash a cross on the top of the bread, sprinkle the extra oats on top.
  9. Bake for 45 mins at 180˚C or until ready. (When ready it will sound hollow when tapped on the base)
  10. Remove from the oven and brush the top and sides with the melted butter.
  11. Leave to cool for about 10 mins (if you can wait that long) before cutting. Eat with lots of butter.

Download printable recipe here