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Irish Soda Bread from Sourdough Discard

St.Patrick’s day is coming soon, and it’s a great reason to utilize your sourdough discard into something as delicious as Irish soda bread. I am very happy with the balanced flavor and texture, and whole wheat flour adds such a nice kick to the aroma of the loaf.


  • 200g all purpose flour +20-40g more to dust the surface 
  • 100g whole wheat flour
  • 50g cold butter 
  • 50g sugar
  • 5g baking soda 
  • 6g salt
  • 90g sourdough discard 
  • 1 large egg
  • 130g buttermilk 
  • 150g raisins 


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Mix flour, shred cold butter with a shredder and mix it all in with flour until you see coarse pieces.
  • Add sugar, salt, baking soda mix all together.
  • Add sourdough discard.
  • In a separate bowl whisk an egg with buttermilk, pour it into flour mixture.
  • Mix on a medium speed of your mixer for 3-5 minutes, add raisins, continue mixing for couple more minutes. Dough will look kind of sticky. 

Dump the dough on a well floured work surface, try to round it. The dough might seem sticky, but it has to hold the shape. Transfer it on a parchment paper. Spray the dough with water, sprinkle some sugar, and make an “X” cut on top with a razor.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Let it cool and enjoy your Irish soda bread🙏

4 thoughts on “Irish Soda Bread from Sourdough Discard

  1. Is there a printable version of this recipe?

    1. Hi! Sorry we are trying to go green 🙏

  2. Hi Natalya,

    Love this recipe! Very easy to make and store-level quality. Chapeau!

    1. Marco, thank you so much for your feedback 💖

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