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Irish Soda Bread


This recipe from the Emerald Isle gives a fresh, no-fuss soda bread that is crusty on the outside, warm and moist on the inside - just the way the Irish like.

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  • 140 g of Wholemeal Flour
  • 200 g of Plain Flour + extra for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 1 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 30 g of Melted Butter
  • 280 ml to 300ml of Buttermilk


Servings 1
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 50mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 200C. Add wholemeal flour, plain flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a large mixing bowl. Mix well!
2. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Stir in melted butter along with buttermilk, just sufficient to form a loose sticky dough. The dough should not be too wet.
3. Turn dough onto a lightly-floured work surface. Dough should be slightly sticky. Flour your hands and knead for one minute. Shape into a round and slightly-flattened dough.
4. Place dough onto a lightly-floured baking tray. Flour the handle of a wooden spoon and cross the dough deeply without cutting through.
5. Sprinkle some flour onto the dough and bake for 30 minutes or until bread is brown and sound hollow when knocked.
6. Serve with butter and jam!


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