Irish Soda Bread


Best eaten on the day it was made. Add dried mixed herbs or onions for extra flavour or use plain wholemeal flour for extra fibre.


  • 450g plain flour
  • 1 tsp LoSalt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 350ml buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.
  2. Sieve the flour, LoSalt and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl
  3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk. Then using one hand, mix together to form a soft dough.
  4. Knead for a few seconds, being careful not to over knead then roll into a ball.
  5. Place on a lightly floured baking tray and flatten the dough slightly. Make a deep cross in the centre with a sharp knife.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden. Tap the base and if it sounds hollow the bread is done.
  7. Allow to cool slightly before serving.