Irish Soda Bread

I didn’t expect this to turn out well, since I’m making it in a toaster oven, but it came out great flavor wise! It is a bit dense, so I guess I’ll have to work on using a toaster oven a bit more.

Recipe taken from here.


  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 TBSP sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 TBSP butter, cold, and cut into small pieces
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 cup dried currents, I used 1/2 cup cranberries, 1/2 cup raisins mixed with 1 TBSP of flour


1)Preheat the oven to 375F/190C or toaster oven to 150C

2) Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

3) Add the butter and mix until the butter is no longer found in clumps.

4) Mix the buttermilk, egg, and orange zest in a small bowl.

5) Slowly add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture.

6) Mix in the dried currents (cranberries, raisins).

7) Flour a cutting board and pour the batter on it and knead it a bit until it can form a loaf.

8) Place onto a baking tray with tinfoil and cut an X into the top.

9) Bake for 45-55 minutes.

10) Allow to cool before serving.

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