This incredibly easy Irish Soda Bread recipe is simply made in a cast iron skillet. It is slightly sweet and perfectly delicious.
Serve it up warm out of the oven with a slice of butter or with your favorite family dinner.
Easy Irish Soda Bread
This Irish soda bread has been a long time favorite in our home. I’ve adapted it over the years from scraps of paper in our family cookbook.
What I like most about this rustic bread, is that it is incredibly simple to make.
It isn’t one of those breads that takes time to rise and a lot of kneading. In fact, it only takes a small amount of gentle kneading to pull the dough together.
Too much kneading and the bread comes out too tough.
Tips for Making Cast Iron Bread
This recipe is made in a cast iron skillet and it is the preferred method. But you could also make this recipe on a baking sheet. It will need a little adjustment to the time.
The cast iron skillet takes a little longer to heat up so the bread will need a little more time to cook. About 40-45 minutes.
And with a sheet pan, it would only need somewhere between 35-40 minutes.
If the outside of the bread is becoming too dark, use a bit of foil to create a tent to help prevent further browning.
And even though my skillet is well seasoned, I also use a little bit of parchment paper to line the bottom of the skillet. This helps me with clean up.
Hey, I have four small children! I’m all about shortcuts these days.