Grandma Howley's Irish Soda Bread Biscuits

December 14, 2010

Author Notes:

This recipe came from my proud to be Irish grandma. She would serve these with anything from soup to a full dinner. They are light, buttery, and crumbly. Easy as can be to make.


Serves: 10


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
In This Recipe


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  2. Cut in butter with a pasrty blender until mixture resembles course meal.
  3. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk and egg, stir until blended. Add to flour mixture.
  4. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. Use a rounded tablespoon and drop mixture 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Just until lightly browned.

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

Ashlin519 March 17, 2017
These are a huge hit everytime we make them! Love them with a drizzle of honey.
Elsie M. March 16, 2014
I just tried making it but it is the batter is very liquid like pancake batter?
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ashleychasesdinner February 19, 2012
I love your clever addition knitnbead! so glad you liked them!
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ashleychasesdinner February 19, 2012
What a wonderful addition knitnbead! Thanks for the feedback!
knitnbead February 19, 2012
Easy peasy and delicious. I added dried cranberries to the batter. turned out great!