Soda Bread Recipe | British Recipes | PBS Food

Prep time: 30 Minutes

Cook time: 10-30 Minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

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


  1. Preheat the oven to 392F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the two types of flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  3. Add the buttermilk and mix until a sticky dough forms.
  4. Lightly flour a work surface and tip the dough onto it.
  5. Gently roll and fold the dough a couple of times to bring the mixture together. Do not knead.
  6. 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.
  7. Place onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 30 minutes at 392F. The loaf should be golden-brown.
  8. Leave to cool on a wire rack. This is best eaten on the day of baking.


Note: This recipe contains U.K. measurements and may require conversions to U.S. measurements. It has also not been professionally tested.
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