How to Make Soda Bread

Soda Bread

Half way between a bread and a scone lies the humble soda bread...

Super quick to make, soda bread is perfect for stews and soups. I have added oat flour to mine, you can buy it but I just wiz up some oats in a food processor. Keep it course. It adds a delicious oaty, biscuitty texture and flavour

Seriously, give it a go. This recipe will make one crispy, crunchy soda bread loaf, and you’ll need around an hour and a quarter, start to finish

You will need:

225g Plain flour

125g Wholemeal flour

100g Oat flour


5g Soft brown sugar

5g Salt

5g Bicarbonate of soda


365g Buttermilk

50g Butter


Preheat the oven to 200°C Fan/Gas Mark 7



  1. Weigh the three flours, salt, sugar and bicarb into a large bowl. Wisk these dry ingredients together. Weigh your buttermilk into a jug
  2. Pour all the buttermilk into your dry mix and mix it all together swiftly
  3. When the dough comes together, tip it onto the table and shape roughly into a ball
  4. Cut a cross in the top with a sharp knife, about half way down
  5. Place on a parchment lined baking tray, and bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes
  6. Transfer the loaf to a wire rack when it’s baked and brush all over with melted butter. Allow to cool.