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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Soda bread is very easy to make. I use sour milk (full-fat). Alternatively, you can use buttermilk, or a mixture of milk and natural yoghurt.
12oz/350g good wholemeal flour
6oz/175g plain white flour
1 good teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
250ml milk
Pinch of salt
Teaspoon of sugar.
Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix. Make a well in the centre. Pour in enough milk to make a soft dough, by mixing with your hands. Roll out a circular shape. Score a cross with a knife (this makes it easier to cut into quarters when baked). Bake in a fairly hot oven for 30-35 minutes.


  1. There is nothing like home made soda bread, nothing like what you get in the shops...

  2. Have tried to make soda bread before but never turned out right, I will try this receipe as it seems very simple. Will let you know how I get on.