White Soda Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes 1 loaf,

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

  • About

A true white soda, unlike a scone enriched with butter and sometimes egg, doesn’t have much in it, and so our white soda tends to be sort of bland. Like everyone else, I nearly always prefer brown soda bread, because it’s full of so much more flavor (and that’s why you get it, with butter, accompanying nearly everything you order in a restaurant). White soda is more cake-like in texture. If it has raisins and a little sugar in it, it becomes a “fruit soda,” and it’s a little moister and mor