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Irish Soda Bread & Butter

Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword All-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, bread, butter, egg, Irish, molasses, Prairie Farms Buttermilk, Prairie Farms Salted Butter, side dish, whole wheat bread flour
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 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.