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Classic Soda bread

Classic Soda bread

With no kneading and no waiting you can enjoy warm fresh soda bread in well under an hour.


250g/9oz plain wholemeal flour
250g/9oz plain white flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp salt
420ml/15fl oz buttermilk
extra flour for dusting

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

In a large bowl, mix together the two types of flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

Add the buttermilk and mix until a sticky dough forms.

Lightly flour a work surface and tip the dough onto it.

Gently roll and fold the dough a couple of times to bring the mixture together. Do not knead.

Shape the dough into a ball. Flatten the ball gently with your hand. Score the dough with a deep cross dividing it into quarters. Dust the bread with flour.

Place onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 30 minutes at 200C/400F/Gas 6. The loaf should be golden-brown.

Leave to cool on a wire rack. This is best eaten on the day of baking.


Less than 30 mins preparation time
10 to 30 mins cooking time
Makes 1 loaf

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