A slice of Dutch Oven Irish Soda Bread with Cherries and loaded with butter on a soft and tender crumb.
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Dutch Oven Irish Soda Bread with Cherries

This Super Easy Irish Soda Bread recipe is a tasty quick bread that can be baked in any kitchen.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 20 servings
Author Hostess At Heart


  • 2-1/2 cups buttermilk **
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups dried cherries


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk. Mix with a wooden spoon until flour is incorporated. Knead a few times by hand if necessary.
  • Add the raisins and knead to combine. Form a ball from the dough.
  • Turn the dough out onto the baking sheet and form a 2" thick round loaf. Cut a 1-inch cross through the top of the bread with a sharp or serrated knife.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F for an additional 10 minutes. The bread is done when browned and sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Allow the bread to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Wrap in an air-tight to store.


You can make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice per cup of milk.  Let it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes and then add it according to the recipe instructions.
Recipe adapted from The Poco Loco Olsons


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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