8 of the best traditional Irish breads for Paddy’s Day

    Irish breads Easy Food

    With Paddy’s Day right around the corner, we reckon it’s time to get baking some good old Irish breads! Whether you’re looking for a reliable base recipe or one with an inventive twist, you’ll find a loaf you’ll love below.


    1. Basic soda bread.

    If you’re looking to begin with the basics, try this easy step-by-step guide to making soda bread.

    Soda bread Easy Food


    2. Basic brown bread.

    If you’re in more of a brown bread mood, this basic method is perfect for you.

    Brown bread Easy Food


    3. Stout bread.

    Why not combine two classic Irish products and add stout to your brown bread?

    Stout bread Easy Food


    4. Brown bread scones

    Why not enjoy your brown bread in scone form? Time to click on the kettle…

    Brown bread scones Easy Food


    5. One for the grown-ups

    Add a touch of adults-only indulgence with this soda bread speckled with whiskey-soaked raisins. To make it even more ‘extra’, add some homemade whiskey marmalade!

    Soda bread with marmalade


    6. The five-ingredient fix.

    For something super-simple, try this honey and oat flour bread — it has just five ingredients. It’s naturally gluten-free, too; if you’re baking for coeliacs, just make sure the oats and bicarbonate of soda were produced in a gluten-free environment.

    Honey and oat flour bread


    7. Cheese it up.

    This cheese and onion soda bread is the perfect option for anyone who’s into more savoury vibes. We recommend good butter, some mature Cheddar and a dollop of tomato relish!

    Cheddar onion soda bread Easy Food

    8. Make it spicy!

    If you like a good chilli kick, you’ll love this Cheddar-jalapeño soda loaf.

    Cheddar jalapeno loaf Easy Food