Soda Bread

PennyBy Penny    

April 17, 2016


500g plain flour

2tspns bicarbonate of soda

1tspn fine sea salt

400ml of butter milk or a live yoghurt

A little milk if needed


1Heat oven to 200c

2Put the flour , bicarbonate , and salt int a bowl . Stir well , make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk , stir well to combine . If the mix is a little dry add in milk a tblspn at a time . It needs to be soft and almost sticky

3Tip it onto a lightly floured board and knead it for about a minute

4Put the bread onto a lightly floured baking tray . Cut a deep cross in the top ( to let out the devil ) use a serated knife to do this

5Cook for 45-50 minutes . When cooked the bread should sound hollow when tapped in the bottom

6Put on a cooling rack for crusty crust , if you want it soft(er) wrap it in a clean tea towel