If you have been looking searching for some quick to make, yeast-free bread that you can serve with most of your stews, soups and meaty dishes, then gluten-free Irish soda bread is the one you must try for.

This recipe makes a classic, light loaf of Irish Soda bread having terrific texture and flavor. If you like it with butter, you can serve it with Kerry Gold butter, which is a deep yellow, super rich and creamy butter from Ireland. This is a hearty, flavorful and easy to make gluten free soda bread recipe in Irish style that goes just perfect with any meal.

Cooking Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Serves: 4-5


  • All-purpose gluten-free flour blend: 3 Cups
  • Xanthan gum (If your flour blend already contains xanthan, don’t use it): 1 tsp
  • Sugar: 1/4 cup
  • Baking soda: 1 tsp
  • Baking powder: 1 Tbsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Cold, unsalted butter: 1/2 cup
  • Currants: 2/3 cup
  • Buttermilk: 1 Cup
  • 1 egg

For Loaf Brushing:

  • Melted butter: 1 Tbsp
  • Buttermilk: 1 Tbsp


  • Preheat your oven at 375-degrees F. Line a medium sized cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Take a bowl and mix gluten-free flour with sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and xanthan gum (if you are using).
  • Add butter into the mixture and mix well till tiny crumbs form.
  • Now add currants and mix well.
  • Take another bowl, and mix buttermilk with an egg. Add this liquid mixture to the flour mixture. Stir gently with spatula and then blend the mixture using your hands, until a wet dough is formed.
  • Keep the dough little bit sticky; however, make sure you can form it into a ball shape and place it on a parchment paper lined cooking sheet.


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