Irish Soda Bread Recipe

It wouldn’t be St Patrick’s day without fresh buttered Soda Bread. We make a very special version here at Harper & Blohm Cheese Shop with St David Dairy Buttermilk and a little local honey.

Pre-order you Soda Bread by emailing info@harperandblohm.com

Available to collect in-store on Saturday 15th or Tuesday 17th March

Can’t make it to the shop or fancy making your own? Below is our recipe.

Ian’s Irish Soda Bread 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
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 270 gm St David Dairy Buttermilk
  • 25gm melted butter


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