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Irish Soda Bread

Expert advice from Food Editor Karen Scales

Food Editor Karen Scales

Food Editor Karen Scales



DEAR KAREN: What is Irish soda bread? I'd like to make some for St. Patrick's Day.
—C. H., DuBois, Pennsylvania


Irish soda bread is a classic Irish quick bread traditionally shaped into a round loaf. It's usually made with buttermilk and can also have currants, raisins or caraway seeds. Before baking, a cross is sometimes slashed in the top of the loaf.

For a downsized soda bread for two, try this Irish Soda Bread recipe»



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