Sometimes, I just want a very simple bread that doesn’t take all day to make.
Soda bread is versatile, delicious, and quick in the bread machine.
The sides and bottom of the loaf are crispy and firm. The top steamed a bit. The middle is soft and crumbly.
We prefer our soda bread without fruit, seeds, or nuts. It’s delicious either way, I’m sure.
We serve this with soups, for snacks, for breakfasts. It goes great with our lamb stew!
My bread machine completes this quick bread cycle in about 1.5 hours.
Soda bread isn’t just for Saint Patrick’s Day!
- 1/2 c water
- 1 c buttermilk +2T
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 T unsalted butter
- 2 T molasses
- 1 c whole wheat flour
- 2 c bread or cake flour
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1 1/2 t kosher or sea salt
- 2 t yeast
- 2 t caraway seeds optional
- 1 c currants and/or raisins optional
Place all ingredients in the bread machine in order – liquid ingredients at the bottom and dry ingredients on top. I like to put the yeast in last, making a little divet in the center of the flour.
Set bread machine to "Quick" cycle. Go live your life for a couple hours.
When the bread machine beeps, you can add seeds and fruit to the cycle if using.
Allow bread to set for 10 minutes before removing it from the bread machine. It'll steam a bit and be softer.
Serve sliced warm with salted Irish butter and/or jam.
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Patsy Burnette says
Thank you for this recipe, Jennifer. It looks delicious! I’m wondering if I can sub the flour and make it gluten-free. May have to try that.
Thank you for linking up at InstaEncouragements!
Debbie Wilson says
Sounds delicious. I used to frequent a restaurant that served it when we lived in California. This brought back good memories.
Anita Ojeda says
Michelle Matney says
My hubby made soda bread this morning to take to a potluck at his work. Your recipe sounds delicious! I’ll be trying it out soon!
April J Harris says
This looks delicious, Jen! It’s so nice to have a hearty homemade loaf to enjoy with stews or just on its own. Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Take care and stay well.
Great recipe. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s, you’re being featured Tuesday evening on my blog.
Miz Helen says
Your Soda Bread looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,475 your post looks great. Happy St. Patrick’s Day and come back to see us soon!