Irish Soda Biscuits

These little biscuits are perfect for any everyday meal and are especially good for a St. Patrick’s Day feast. The cream cheese adds great flavor and texture.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. oat bran
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1 Tbsp. sparkling sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine flour, oat bran, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix well. In small saucepan, combine buttermilk and cream cheese, and heat over low heat until cream cheese melts. Remove from heat.
  • In small bowl, beat eggs; reserve 1 tablespoon. Add remaining eggs to buttermilk mixture along with currants. Add to flour mixture and stir just until a dough forms. On lightly floured surface, knead dough ten times.
  • On a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, roll out dough to a 1⁄2 inch thickness. Using a round cookie cutter or the rim of a glass, cut biscuits and place on ungreased baking sheet. Brush lightly with reserved beaten egg and sprinkle tops with sparkling sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until rolls are crusty and golden brown around edges. Serve warm.