Mini Irish Soda Bread

batch of mini irish soda bread
irish soda bread

I bake bread as often as possible. I like to control what goes into my bread and let’s face it, nothing smells better than freshly baked bread. Generally speaking, baking a bread is time-consuming. Sometimes I’m not willing to spend my next two to three hours in the kitchen. So, when I’m in a hurry but I still want to eat delicious homemade bread, I choose this recipe. These mini irish soda breads are both adorable and tasty. They have a lovely crunchy crust and a dense and flavourful center.

I like to make my own buttermilk. It’s super simple and fast.


Ingredients for 1 cup of buttermilk:

  • 1 cup without 4 tsp whole milk
  • 4 tsp of white wine vinegar

buttermilk ingredients

Method: Mix milk and vinegar and leave aside for 10 minutes to curdle.

Mini irish soda bread


  • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp strong white flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 Tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 + ¼ Tbsp baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 + ½ cups buttermilk

ingredients irish soda bread


  1. Preheat oven at 375°F/190°C (gas mark 5).
  2. Mix dry ingredients (flour, rolled oats, sugar, salt and baking soda) in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture.
  3. Add egg and buttermilk and form a ball, kneading as little as possible.
  4. Divide dough into 12 small balls and place them in a muffin tray. Lightly cut an X on the top of each ball.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until the tester comes out clean.

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