A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and a little dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich made with yeast. The name “soda bread” means baking soda, aka “bicarbonate soda,” is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast. Irish soda bread is a simple, quick bread recipe that you can easily make at home; it requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. The best part is that this one is baked in the air fryer for only 20 minutes; smash some butter or jam on a slice and enjoy! Cheers to making St. Patricks’ Day homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer!
2 cups of all-purpose Flour
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons of sugar
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ – ¾ teaspoon of salt
- Step one: Add all the dry ingredients into a big bowl, and use a spatula to combine.
- Step two: Add the buttermilk to the dry, gently combine with the spatula and then use your hand to form it into a ball.
- Step three: Divide dough into two; form each into a round loaf.
- Step four: Spray air fryer basket and place dough in the air fryer; make a cross or score the top of the dough with X. This helps the dough bake faster and evenly. Milk wash the top of the bread by simply brushing with milk.
- Step five: Bake the dough for 20 minutes at 300 degrees and check for doneness with a toothpick insert. I typically do not turn the bread halfway; the score helps it perfectly cook without flipping. After baking, allow cooling before serving. Easily break this bread apart using the “farts,” (the cross).
Do not over mix (overwork) the dough.
I didn’t turn/flip the dough halfway through cooking.
If you wish to store this homemade Irish bread for later, ensure not to allow it to dry out. This particular type of bread can quickly dry out.
This recipe made two small loaves of soda bread. If you intend to bake a big loaf, the baking time and temperature may change. For the best result, use my exact ingredient measurements.
When I was making this recipe, I didn’t have buttermilk, so I added a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to a cup of milk. I shook it and warmed it up for 20 seconds in the microwave. It worked as buttermilk substitution.
This recipe serves between 6 – 8 people as a snack or appetizer.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Bread
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
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