Soda bread

Soda bread

Total time and servings

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins


225g plain flour 
225g plain wholemeal flour 
1tbsp sugar (preferably muscovado) 
2tsps Bicarbonate of soda
1tsp salt
250g carton of buttermilk (made up to 300ml water) 
1 medium egg beaten 


Pre-heat oven to gas 6/200C/400F

Mix together flours, sugar, soda and salt.

Add buttermilk & egg.

Stir to make a soft dough.

Put mixture onto a floured board and shape into a rough ball.

Place on lightly greased baking sheet.

With a sharp knife, score a deep cross on to the bread.

Bake for 35-40 until it’s golden and the base sounds hollow when tapped.

Tip 1: If you haven’t got any buttermilk, substitute with milk & white vinegar/lemon juice (roughly, 1 tbsp of vinegar/lemon to 1 cup of milk – leave to stand for a few minutes before using.

Tip 2: Try adding 50g of pumpkin seeds (or any type) into dough.

Clare, Dawlish