Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Soda bread

  • serves 8
  • Easy

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


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 white bread loaf, sourdough 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.

Follow our expert tips on how to make soda bread: 



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


  • 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.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 134
  • Fat 0.8g
  • Carbs 26.8g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Protein 5.2g
  • Salt 1.3g