Grandma Clark’s Soda Bread

Preparation info
  • 1

    loaf, 6 portions
    • Difficulty


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By Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

Published 1982

  • About

An authentic gift from the very Irish Clark family of County Mayo, Ireland, and Saugatuck, Michigan. This was Grandma Sarah’s own creation for teatime. It’s sassy, just like her. We love it for breakfast as well, toasted slices with a smear of unsalted butter. Yummy.


  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour


  1. Smear 2 tablespoons of the butter evenly in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Line the buttered skillet with a circle of wax paper. Melt 2 more tablespoons butter in a separate small saucepan and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Sift the dry