Smoked Irish Soda Bread

Baking tastes better on the Silverbac or Grilla. This soda bread recipe is super easy to make. Add hickory or mesquite pellets if you are looking for a stronger smoke profile.


  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp. caraway seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sour cream


Preheat grill to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch round cast iron skillet or a 9 inch round baking or cake pan.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour (reserving 1 tablespoon), sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, raisins and caraway seeds. In a small bowl, blend eggs, buttermilk and sour cream. Stir the liquid mixture into flour mixture just until flour is moistened. Knead dough in bowl about 10 to 12 strokes. Dough will be sticky. Place the dough in the prepared skillet or pan and pat down. Cut a 4×3/4 inch deep slit in the top of the bread. Dust with reserved flour.

Bake for an hour to an hour and a half. Use a toothpick to test doneness. Let cool and turn bread onto a wire rack.

You Can Have Smoked Bread by Dinnertime

In all the hustle and bustle of modern life, we tend to forget that our ancestors used to make bread by hand daily. All that kneading and fussing was just part and parcel for cooks generations ago.

Today, you can just buy bread from the store. Yet there is something special about making bread at home. Still, it can take time to allow yeasted bread to rise. The good news is our pellet grill bread recipe has none of the downtime associated with French or Italian bread.

With this grill bread recipe, you might rethink how you feel about making bread all the time. If you can stir some ingredients together and shape the dough into a mound, you can enjoy smoked bread in a couple of hours. What could be simpler?

Companions for Your Smoked Irish Soda Bread

For the record, it is perfectly fine if you want to dive into your smoked bread and eat it piece-by-piece with butter. However, pitmasters far and wide love to accompany their grill breads with taste-tempting partners.

Check out these great companions for your pellet grill bread:

  • Homemade soups and stews: Whether minestrone, vegetable or chili, your homemade soup calls for bread. Good thing you have a pellet smoker bread recipe on hand. Just fire up the wood pellet smoker grill and you will be good to go.
  • Tasty green salads: Why eat a salad on its own? A salad is doubly great when it comes with a side order of pellet grill soda bread.
  • Proteins: Any type of protein will work with this flavor-packed soda bread from the grill. Try anything from seafood to exotic meat steaks with this non-yeast bread.

Why spend precious time running out for a loaf of bread for lunch or dinner? All you need are a few ingredients from your pantry and your Silverbac or Grilla.


Referenced Products

Grilla Wood Pellet Smoker Grill

The Grilla Pro wood pellet smoker grill features convection grilling airflow for Pro-Smoke barbecue smoke flavor. Grilla's EvenTemp Chamber, Keep Heat Swing Lid and Never Flare Flavor Disk produce a consistent heat and smoke level in the cooking chamber.

Silverbac Wood Pellet Smoker Grill

Grilla Grills come from the jungle. Not the Amazon. We ship every order as fast and efficient as mammally possible. So the sooner you buy, the sooner you shall receive. Grilla Grills Silverbac wood pellet grill gives you rich wood flavor in a quick grill or an all-day smoke.

Hickory Wood Pellets – 20lbs

Get a natural taste of cooking in the jungle with Grilla Grills competition grade competition blend wood pellets. Hickory wood pellets are great for beef, pork, poultry.

Mesquite Wood Pellets – 20lbs

Get a natural taste of cooking in the jungle with Grilla Grills competition grade competition blend wood pellets. Mesquite wood pellets are great for beef & poultry.
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