Irish Soda Bread with Caraway and Dill is super simple to make, but it packs a huge punch of flavor! You're going to love this savory quick bread!!
This savory quick bread requires no special equipment or lengthy proving time. In no time at all, you'll have hot, homemade bread on the table that everyone will love!
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The ingredient list:
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- all-purpose flour
- coarse salt
- baking soda
- dill weed
- caraway seeds
- dehydrated onion
- apple cider vinegar
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- large mixing bowl
- wooden spoon
- measuring cups and spoons
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- paring knife or bread lame
- serrated knife
- cutting board
How does soda bread rise without yeast?
It's the combination of baking soda and acid (in this case, the acid is the apple cider vinegar) that creates carbon dioxide bubbles.
It's those tiny carbon dioxide bubbles that make this savory quick bread rise in the oven while baking.
Other benefits of apple cider vinegar in this soda bread:
It will give this soda bread a light but undeniable tang, and it will help balance all the big, bold ingredient flavors nicely.
How long will this bread take to make from start to finish?
Approximately 60 minutes.
Ten minutes to prepare the dough, and 50 minutes to bake the bread.
Can Irish soda bread with caraway and dill be used for sandwiches?
Choose meats and cheeses that will stand up nicely to the flavors of the caraway, dill, and onion, and you're on your way to one (or many) terrific sandwiches!
Can this bread be toasted?
And once it's out of the toaster, slater it well with some good Irish butter or some mashed avocados topped with everything seasoning.
How to slice a round loaf of Irish soda bread:
I like to slice the round loaf fully down the center using a serrated knife.
Once sliced in half, I then like to take each half and slice it into approximate ½" slices, so they'll easily fit into a toaster or to make for a manageable-sized sandwich.
Can the caraway or the seasonings be left out of this recipe?
Yes, of course.
It's your bread, you can tweak it however you like.
Since the caraway, dill weed, and dehydrated onions only add flavor and not moisture, leaving them out will not affect the texture of the completed bread.
The step-by-step photo instructions:
Preheat the oven to 375-degrees.
In a small bowl, stir the apple cider vinegar into the milk. Set aside while preparing the dry ingredients.
Add the flour, salt, baking soda, dill weed, caraway seed, and dehydrated onion to a large bowl. Stir well to combine.
Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir well until a soft, shaggy dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and sprinkle additional flour over the dough's surface.
Hand-knead the dough for approximately 2-3 minutes until the dough is smoothish and no longer sticky (adding a little more flour, if needed).
Shape the dough into a round loaf and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Use a sharp paring knife or a bread lame to slash an X onto the bread's top that is at least ¼" in depth.
Bake for 50 minutes or until it is golden brown in color and sounds hollow when tapped.
Cool at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
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*Italian Herb Quick Bread (shown below)
This Italian herb quick bread comes together in a snap with only one bowl, one spoon, and no kneading required. It’s fast, easy, and super delicious!
*Eggplant Zucchini Bread (not shown)
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*Strawberry Banana Quick Bread (shown below)
With only one bowl and a few simple ingredients, you can have this Strawberry Banana Bread with Almond baking in the oven in no time flat!
*Beer Bread Biscuits with Herbs (not shown)
These homemade Beer Bread Biscuits with Herbs come together quickly with no shaping and no cutters. All you’ll need is a bowl, spoon, and muffin tin to make these incredibly delicious and golden biscuits.
*Irish Soda Bread with Caraway and Dill (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!
Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today's savory and delicious quick bread recipe.
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IRISH SODA BREAD WITH CARAWAY AND DILL
- 2 cups milk whole milk
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for kneading
- 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons dill weed
- 1 tablespoon caraway seed
- 1 tablespoon dehydrated onion
- Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
- In a small bowl, stir the apple cider vinegar into the milk. Set aside while preparing the dry ingredients.
- In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, baking soda, dill weed, caraway seed, and dehydrated onion. Stir well to combine.
- Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir well until a soft, shaggy dough forms.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and sprinkle additional flour over the dough's surface.
- Hand-knead the dough for approximately 2-3 minutes until the dough is smoothish and no longer sticky (adding a little more flour, if needed).
- Shape the dough into a round loaf and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Use a sharp paring knife or a bread lame to slash an X onto the bread's top that is at least ¼" in depth.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until it is golden brown in color and sounds hollow when tapped.
- Cool at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
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