Irish Soda Bread in a Skillet

Irish Soda Bread in a Skillet


"A basic version of Irish Soda Bread that is baked in a cast iron skillet. Try substituting the liquid with buttermilk or 2)1/2c cream plus 1/2c sour cream left to sit overnight. Try adding a tablespoon or so of sugar if you like your soda bread slightly sweet. Experiment until you get the flavor you remember."


25 m servings 129 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 237 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a cup or small bowl, stir together the milk and vinegar. Let stand 10 minutes, or until curdled.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir in the curdled milk mixture until smooth. Scrape the dough out of the bowl onto a floured surface, and shape into a disc. Place the disc into a cast iron skillet.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the crust feels firm to the touch.
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  1. 160 Ratings


1st of all, no one should have rated this recipe less than 4 stars. As a professional bread baker & instructor, I find most people measure incorrectly. Remember to use Dry meas. cups for dry go...

This recipe works wonderfully, even when you're in a hurry. I've made it twice now, once with the sugar and once without, and it's fine either way. My husband, the soda-bread expert here, had me...

I wanted a soda bread for dinner which was going to be done in half an hour. All the other recipes used buttermilk and I had none so I tried this. I read the reviews so I added a couple of Tab...

As another reviewer said, this is a great last minute recipe! I used cider vinegar and added some sugar and a little handful of craisins. I also served it with honey butter. It was a big hit!

Yum! I used 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup half & half in lieu of the milk, still used vinegar. Also substituted 1/2 cup whole wheat for some of the flour. Turned out great! Not heavy like some ...

Terrifically easy and tastes wonderful. I used buttermilk and added raisins and sprinkled caraway seeds on top. I tried it on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and in an iron skillet. Both ...

Simple and yummy. My tweaks: raisins and 1/4 c. sugar. I also let the vinegar take over the milk overnight and it made a thick buttermilk which really moistened the bread. I served for breakfa...

This quick bread saved me for St. Patrick's Day dinner, when I forgot to bake bread ahead of time. I didn't have an iron skillet, so I used a none stick cake pan. I dressed up the flavor by se...

I am always looking for a quick supper bread besides the regular biscuits or rolls. I was really not expecting much when I tried this recipe. The first time I tried it I followed the recipe but ...