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Kinsale's Irish Soda Bread

Kinsale's Irish Soda Bread

Notes: If making bread up to 1 day ahead, cool, wrap airtight, and store at room temperature. To serve warm, unwrap and reheat on a baking sheet in a 325° oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Sunset MARCH 2001

  • Yield: Makes about 2 pounds; 8 to 10 servings


  • 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • About 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • About 1/3 cup salad oil
  • 2 tablespoons light molasses or corn syrup


1. In a bowl, mix whole-wheat flour, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, soda, and salt. Add buttermilk, 1/3 cup oil, and molasses; stir until well moistened.

2. Rub a 9-inch cake pan with oil, then dust with all-purpose flour. Scrape the bread batter into the pan and spread level.

3. Bake in a 400° regular or convection oven until bread is well browned and just begins to pull from pan sides, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool in pan at least 5 minutes. Cut loaf into wedges in pan or invert from pan, turn over, and cut into wedges.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 225
  • Calories from fat: 35%
  • Protein: 6.4g
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 32g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sodium: 355mg
  • Cholesterol: 2mg

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