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Soda Bread Biscuits on a silicon mat.

Soda Bread Biscuits

These Soda Biscuits are so easy to prepare, tender, light, and have great texture
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breads – Biscuits & Muffins
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 185 kcal


  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup cold 2% cultured buttermilk
  • Additional Equipment: silicone baking mat or parchment paper


  • Heat the oven to 400°F. Mix together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the chilled butter and, start smooshing (this is a technical term, meaning more or less smoosh between your fingers and your thumb, taking the pieces of butter and incorporating it into the flour) and butter together; leaving some of the pieces of butter larger and some smaller, but well distributed into the flour. 
  • If you should choose not to use your fingers, place all the dry ingredients into the work bowl of a food processor, then add the cold butter and using on/off pulses, combine until the flour looks like coarse meal. 
  • If using the by-hand method, add the buttermilk and stir with a whisk until just combined. 
  • If using the food processor, add the buttermilk and mix until the dough just comes together.
  • Turn the dough out onto a cookie sheet that has been covered with either the silicone mat or parchment paper. Pat into a 7 to 8 inch round; using a sharp knife, cut into 8 equal wedges, do not separate the wedges. Stick the cookie sheet into the freezer for about 10 minutes. Remove from the freezer and place it into the oven; bake until the top is golden brown and firm, about 20 - 25 minutes.


Use your hands or use a food processor.


Serving: 1 biscuitCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 682mgFiber: 1g
Keyword easy soda bread, Irish soda bread, light soda biscuit, soda biscuits
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