Soda bread is a quick bread in which soda or sodium bicarbonate is used as raising agent instead the more common yeast.
All-purpose flour : 450 gr
Salt : One teaspoon
Bicarbonate of soda : One teaspoon
Set oven to 220/250°C.
Shift the flour, the bicarbonate of soda and salt togheter in a big bowl.
Add the buttermilk and start stirring.
Mix to a very soft dough not too "floury".
Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead very quickly until smooth.
Form circle or flat hemisphere about 15-20 in diameter and put on the baking sheet.
Cut a cross right across the circle
Tips If you don't have buttermilk, just add a quarter of a teaspoon of lemon juice to fresh milk.