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Irish Soda Bread

2 Reviews

About the bake

This Irish soda bread recipe is easy to follow and tastes delicious.

45Total Time
10Prep Time
35Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 200C (fan 180C, gas mark 6) and line a baking sheet.

  2. Step 2:

    Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, rubbing in the molasses sugar to separate the crystals.

  3. Step 3:

    Make a well in the centre, add the buttermilk and bring together with clean hands into a wet sticky dough.

  4. Step 4:

    Knead the dough very lightly and form into a round and place on the lined baking sheet.

  5. Step 5:

    Using a sharp knife, slash the bread in a cross shape that reaches from edge to edge, about 1.5cm deep.

  6. Step 6:

    Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

  7. Step 7:

    Cool on a wire rack with a clean damp cloth placed over the top. Eat warm or cold.


    • 200g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 200g Very strong wholemeal bread flour
    • 100g Porridge oats
    • 2 tbsp Unrefined molasses sugar
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 350ml Buttermilk

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