Soda Bread

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

  • Buttermilk : 200-300 ml


  1. Set oven to 220/250°C.

  2. Shift the flour, the bicarbonate of soda and salt togheter in a big bowl.

  3. Add the buttermilk and start stirring.

  4. Mix to a very soft dough not too "floury".

  5. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead very quickly until smooth.

  6. Form circle or flat hemisphere about 15-20 in diameter and put on the baking sheet.

  7. Cut a cross right across the circle

  8. Bake for about 40 minutes or until well risen.

Tips If you don't have buttermilk, just add a quarter of a teaspoon of lemon juice to fresh milk.