In many parts of the United States, you can find bakeries that make Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day. However, why not give it a try yourself with this recipe for Irish Soda Bread Rolls?
There is only one bakery in my part of Utah that I am aware of that make Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day. So if my neck of the woods, you really gotta make it yourself if you want it.
Soda bread is a type of quick bread traditionally made with baking soda used as a leavening agent instead of the traditional yeast. The ingredients of traditional soda bread are flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk.
This recipe makes little mini version of this traditional bread in roll form. Ot would be perfect to serve olong with the Irish Potato Chowder recipe I shared yesterday.
- 3 cups flour
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into pieces
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Heat oven to 375°F. Butter or spray a baking sheet and set aside.
- In a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add in the butter and pulse until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add mixture to a bowl.
- Add in buttermilk and mix with a fork until it just comes together.
- Turn out on a floured surface. Knead it gently 3-4 times and shape into a rectangle. Divide into 8 equal piece.
- Gently form into rounds and transfer to prepared pan leaving at least 2-inches between each roll. Use a sharp knife, score an X in the center of each roll. Bake 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe adapted from Kroger.