Easy Irish soda bread

Easy Irish soda bread

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  • 170g/6oz wholemeal flour
  • 170g/6oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 290ml/10fl oz buttermilk


Before starting this, make sure to preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  1. Tip the flours, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl and stir.

  2. Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk, mixing quickly with a large fork to form a soft dough.

  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly.

  4. Form into a round and flatten the dough slightly before placing on a lightly floured baking sheet.

  5. Cut a cross on the top and bake for about 30 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

  6. Cool on a wire rack.

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