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A close up of a sliced loaf of Irish soda bread with dried blueberries.

Irish Soda Bread with Dried Blueberries

Teri & Jenny
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Servings 12
Calories 258 kcal


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons superfine sugar granulated is fine
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • zest from 1 medium orange
  • cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled


  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Place flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
  • Cut in butter with a pastry knife or using your fingers until the butter is well blended into the dough and forms a coarse texture.
  • Fold in orange juice, zest and dried blueberries until just combined.
  • Stir in buttermilk until a rough dough forms. Dump dough onto a clean surface and knead a few times until the mixture fully comes together and no dry spots remain.
  • Form dough into a large, round loaf and score and “X” onto the top, with a knife.
  • Transfer onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf.
  • Allow soda bread to cool for about 1 hour before slicing and serving.


  • *Makes 1 large loaf


Calories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 355mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 209IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 2mg
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