Friday, October 3, 2014

Soda Bread

Not all homemade breads need yeast in fact this soda bread recipe is really quick and easy to make. Soda bread uses baking soda instead of yeast to give it a light, airy texture and to help it rise. Also it doesn't need to rest or proof so once all the ingredients are mixed together, it's ready to bake. This soda bread is best served warm with butter or with a stew or soup.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for sprinkling
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
generous pinch of salt

Preheat your oven to 375ºF

Mix all the ingredients together until a very sticky dough forms

Place the dough on a floured baking tray then using a greased piece of plastic wrap, form it into a round loaf

Bake the soda bread in the oven for 30-35 minutes until golden brown then let it cool for about 15 minutes

Serve the soda bread with butter or a rich, hearty stew


  1. Hi! Love your recipes and will be trying them. In the soda bread recipe, how much baking soda is needed for this recipe? It says 1 1/2 so I am assuming teaspoon?

    1. Yes 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda, sorry for the little error! Thank you!