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Irish Soda Bread
99 votes


Traditional-style quick bread, made with whole spelt flour [or kamut flour for type O non-secretors].

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 3/4 cup soy milk [or other BTD compliant milk]
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups whole spelt flour [or other BTD compliant flour]
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder [Baking Powder Recipe Variations]
  • butter [or ghee] (to grease pan)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat milk until just warm (about 30 seconds in the microwave).
  3. Add lemon juice.
  4. Set aside to 'clabber' while preparing remaining ingredients.
  5. Grease a baking sheet or pan.
  6. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  7. Add the milk. The dough should be soft but not too sticky (add a little flour or water if necessary). Knead the dough gently for about 1 minute.
  8. Shape the dough into a round loaf, place it on the pan, and slash the top a couple of times with a knife.
  9. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
  10. Let cool before eating.


  11. Best within a day or two.
  12. Excellent with butter and jam, or a hearty soup.
  13. Can be frozen.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Milk2 N N B B B B N N
Soy Milk2 B N N A A N N A
Milk (Goat)- N A B B B B A A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Butter1 A A A A N N N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Kamut2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N A A A A N N
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 05, 2007 at 12:35 AM By: Rodney
    • Revised Oct 06, 2007 at 10:09 AM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Oct 07, 2007 at 11:20 PM By: Drea