You can make the Irish Soda bread you love and even the best.

But what to do with it?

Well, the best way to make it is to cook it.

The recipe below is the best and most versatile way to do that.

It will give you the perfect taste for your breads, while keeping the sugar level down.

I’ve included a video below to show you how to make a very simple recipe.

You can make this Irish Soda recipe in one go, or just let it simmer for a few hours.

The key to making a good Irish Soda is that you add more sugar than you use.

If you use more than you need, the bread will get a brown color.

And you can always add more to make your bread even more flavorful.

1 cup of butter or margarine 1 cup of sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup water 1/8 cup all purpose flour 1/16 cup baking powder 1/3 cup cinnamon 1/32 teaspoon nutmeg 1/6 teaspoon baking soda 1/1 teaspoon baking powder powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 1 tablespoon of salt 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon margarine and honey for topping 1.

Heat the butter or the margarine in a saucepan over medium heat.

Add the sugar and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the eggs, salt and butter.

Stir to combine.

Add 1 cup more butter or 1 cup sugar to the pan and stir to combine with the eggs.

Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes.

This will give your bread a lovely golden brown color and the flavor of the butter and sugar. 


Add 2 cups of flour and a pinch of salt to the bottom of the bowl of your mixer and mix on medium-high speed for about 1 minute.

Add in the water and mix until well-combined.

Add more flour if needed to get a very soft dough. 


Once you have a soft dough, roll it out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.

When it comes out smooth, you can remove it from the dough hook.

You can now place the dough into a bowl of warm water.


Add a splash of butter and fold in the dough.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for an hour or more.

You will want to leave the dough for at least an hour, or it will become sticky and dry. 


Remove the dough from the warm water and place it on a lightly floured work surface.

Divide the dough in half.

If it is a bit larger, you may need to roll the dough to make sure you get a rounder shape.

Roll the dough again to make two long, thin sections.

Roll each section into a ball, then pinch it with your fingertips. 


Place the dough balls on a large sheet of parchment paper.

Cover the dough with plastic, and let it rise for about 10 minutes, or until doubled in size. 


Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 degrees Fahrenheit) . 


When the dough is ready, place it into a baking pan with a little of the water. 


Spread the dough evenly with a teaspoon of butter on the bottom and top.

Place it on the oven shelf for at most 20 minutes, but it will rise even more if you let it sit for longer. 


When the dough has risen and the filling is almost set, remove it.

Transfer the dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet.


Using a pastry brush, brush the sides of the pan with butter and brush the edges of the crust with the filling. 


While the dough rises, combine the eggs and salt in a bowl.


Pour the mixture over the crust, then spread the remaining mixture on top of the filling and spread it to coat the entire crust. 


Bake the bread for 10 to 15 minutes, turning the oven off as soon as it starts to get golden brown.


Once it has reached room temperature, let it cool down on a wire rack for at leas time before cutting into individual portions. 

The Best Irish Soda Recipe is from  The Cooks Table by Dave Kastel and is available for pre-order here.