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Quick and easy soda bread

Make this tasty soda bread to turn a soup or stew into a hearty meal.
4 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Servings 6 People
Calories 257 kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet or tray
  • Sheet of baking paper
  • Serrated bread knife


  • 375 g Plain white flour
  • ¾ tsp Sea salt (Maldon if you have it)
  • ¾ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 284 ml Buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
  • Place a sheet of baking paper onto the bakingtray or sheet.
  • Add all the ingredients to the mixing bowl mix and bring together with your hands to form a dough.
  • If the dough seems too dry, add a splash of milk to the mix. 
  • Generously flour your work surface and tip out the dough onto the flour.
  • Gently shape the dough into a round shape and lightly roll all sides in the flour so they're covered.
  • Place the loaf on the lined tray.
  • Using a bread knife cut a line into the middle of the dough stopping once you get half way through. Then turn and cut another line halfway through to form a cross (see image).
    Image of an uncooked soda bread loaf with a cross cut in
  • Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes until the loaf is golden brown and crunchy on the top - it should also hear a hollow sound when you knock on the base of the loaf.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack and enjoy!


Sodium: 478mgCalcium: 64mgVitamin A: 78IUSugar: 2gFiber: 2gPotassium: 131mgCholesterol: 5mgCalories: 257kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 2gProtein: 8gCarbohydrates: 50gIron: 3mg
Keyword No knead, No rise, No yeast, Soda Bread
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