Irish Soda Bread Recipe from the Langan Family

 Langan's Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick's Day!

 Just in time for St. Patrick's Day! Well this recipe was passed down on the Langan side of the family. We are originally from village of Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland. 

All real Irish soda bread recipes only have 4 ingredients.  That is flour, salt, buttermilk and baking soda. I have mentioned additional ingredients some people might add at the end of this article.

Langan's Irish Soda Bread Recipe

The Langan Irish Soda Bread Recipe

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups of buttermilk (easy to make buttermilk add 1tsp of vinegar per cup of milk)
Grease a 9" pan. Set the oven to 425 degrees (218c)
Mix dry things in large bowl.
Stir in Buttermilk.
Knead dough on a floured surface.( I just knead it a few times in the bowl.)
Spread dough out to edges of pan,

Let the Fairies Free!

NOTE: You must cut an X in the dough, about a quarter inch deep. According to legend, the most important is to put a small cut in the centre of each quarter….that is to let the fairies out!! 

Cover ( I use Aluminum foil, or you can use another round cake pan) and put in oven for 25minutes, then uncover cook for 10 more. Great with stew. It is also great just on its own with some jam or honey on it. 

Other ingredients. People have put in caraway seeds, raisins, currents and eggs among other things in it.  I use blueberries sometimes as per the loaf photo below.

Irish Soda Bread with Blueberries
Irish Soda Bread with Blueberries


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