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Soda bread

Published: May 16, 2022 at 2:13 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

This easy Irish soda bread recipe takes less than an hour to make and doesn't require any yeast. It uses just four ingredients, including plain and wholemeal flour

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal134
fat0.8g
carbs26.8g
fibre3g
protein5.2g
salt1.3g
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Looking for an easy soda bread recipe? This simple loaf doesn't need yeast and is really quick to make, so it's perfect to whip up quickly when the shops have run out. Our soda bread is made with a mix of wholemeal and plain flour, or you can experiment with what you have.

Try our soda bread recipe, then check out our wholemeal bread, white bread loaf, sourdough bread, garlic bread, rye bread, tiger bread and more easy bread recipes.

Also discover more bread recipes without yeast, such as our spring onion and turmeric kefir soda bread, plus try our gluten-free bread.

Follow our expert tips on how to make soda bread:

Ingredients

  • 150g plain flour
  • 150g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 250ml buttermilk

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the flours, bicarbonate of soda and 1½ tsp salt in a bowl. Add the buttermilk, then stir to form a dough.

  • STEP 2

    Knead briefly then form into a ball. Put on a floured baking sheet then slash a cross in the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes until it sounds hollow when you tap on the bottom.

Looking for the perfect loaf? Try our easy bread recipes such as quick bread, garlic bread and sourdough.

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