Southern Soda Bread


This soda bread is a savory delicacy that you will love to have present at your dinner table on any night of the week. It takes very minimal hands-on time to prepare and with just a little over an hour of baking, it will practically be ready to serve.

Southern Soda Bread
Photo: Jennifer Davick
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
2 loaves


  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 3 cups buttermilk

  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 4 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in center of mixture. Add buttermilk, eggs, and butter, whisking just until thoroughly blended. (Batter should be almost smooth.) Pour batter into 2 lightly greased 8 1/2- x 4 1/2-inch loaf pans.

  2. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Rotate pans in oven, and shield with aluminum foil. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife along edges of bread to loosen from pans. Remove from pans to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

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