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Soda Bread


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. Set bread machine to "Quick" cycle. Go live your life for a couple hours.

  3. When the bread machine beeps, you can add seeds and fruit to the cycle if using.

  4. Allow bread to set for 10 minutes before removing it from the bread machine. It'll steam a bit and be softer.

  5. Serve sliced warm with salted Irish butter and/or jam.