Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Irish Soda Bread Buns

Irish soda bread is a very different bread wherein the raising agents are baking soda and buttermilk. This is a no-fuss bread which can be made very easily and tastes great.

I made these like small cup cakes or buns so that we can eat one at a time and also I was bored of making the regular bread or cake. There are many variations available for this bread. As usual people add a lot of spices, tutti fruities, dried fruits, dried grapes etc.. I kept it simple and just added some badams. Same way instead of buttermilk you can probably add yogurt and little water also. Being summer I had a stock of butter milk making my job easier.

RecipeSource: ammajirecipes
Country: Ireland


All purpose flour - 2 Cups 
Baking powder - 1 Tsp 
Baking soda  - 1 Tsp 
salt - 1/2 Tsp 
brown sugar  - 3 Tbsp
badam - 1/2 Cup 
butter  - 1/2 Cup 
Egg  - 1
butter milk - 3/4 Cup


  • Pre-heat oven at 180C & brush a muffin pan with butter or alternatively line the muffin pan with small cups.
  • In a big bowl sift flour, baking powder & baking soda. Add salt and brown sugar to this and mix well.
  • Chop butter in to small pieces & add it to the flour bowl. 
  • In another small bowl whisk egg & buttermilk. 
  • Add the egg mixture to flour bowl & mix it well. Fold badams into the dough.
  • Dust the plain surface with flour & place the dough & form a ball of dough.
  • Arrange the buns in muffin pan & brush them with little melted butter on top. 
  • Bake them at 180C for 20 minutes. Then increase the temperature to 230C and bake them for another 10 minutes.
  • Once you see the brown crust & after a tooth pick comes out clean, remove the pan from oven. 
  • Allow them to cool & serve them with butter or your choice of jam. 

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  1. Ruchi you surely got this one so perfect!..very good choice and looks so inviting as well.

  2. Such beautiful looking buns! Am sure they would have tasted as lovely as they look.

  3. Good idea to bake the bread as mini buns.

  4. I'm glad atleast one of us made the Irish soda bread, nice variation!

  5. These buns look so so cute.Perfectly baked

  6. Perfect bake for letter I .. Lovely share

  7. Buns looks fabulous and you nailed it prefectly. Irish soda bread buns rock.

  8. Such a classic recipe. Awesome pick for I

  9. This is a great way to make the Irish soda bread. How puffed up and beautiful they look!

  10. Perfect choice for the alphabet...and the bread has come out perfectly baked.

  11. Beautifully baked Irish soda bread buns.

  12. You made so perfect soda bread buns like we get here in Ireland. Kudos to your efforts.