Irish Soda Bread & Butter

Cuisine: American, Irish
Course: Side Dishes
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Prep Time 30 minutes
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Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
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1 Loaf


  • 4 cup whole wheat bread flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1/2 cup Prairie Farms Salted Butter softened
  • 1/4 cup Prairie Farms Salted Butter melted
  • 1 1/4 cup Prairie Farms buttermilk
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients; wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a smaller mixing bowl combine softened butter, molasses, buttermilk and egg.
  • Add wet ingredients, and mix until it forms the dough.
  • Turn out dough onto a lightly floured countertop and knead until smooth.
  • Place dough on a parchment lined backing sheet, cut an 'x' on top of the dough with a sharp knife. Brush dough with melted butter.
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes until dough is a dark and golden and cracks start to appear. You should be able to knock on the dough and hear a hollow sound.
  • Remove from oven and while still warm brush with remaining butter and a very light dusting of flour. Enjoy warm with butter! Wrap tightly in plastic to keep fresh for up to three days.

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