Soda Bread

Soda Bread

There’s nothing quite like a loaf of homemade bread, hot from the oven.

This soda bread takes less than an hour to make and you will often be able to throw it together using ingredients lying around your cupboards and fridge. Eat it fresh on the day or as toast the next day (if there’s any left!)

Serves 6-8 people


  • 500g plain flour (white or wholemeal or a mix of both), plus an extra handful for dusting
  • 150g oats
  • 3 level teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 level teaspoons salt
  • 500ml plain yoghurt or milk soured with a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey or treacle


Heat the oven to 200°C

  1. Line an oven tray with baking paper or foil, sprinkle with flour and set aside
  2. Measure all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir together. Add the wet ingredients and mix everything together until well combined
  3. Sprinkle your work surface with flour and tip the (very sticky) bread mixture out. Flour your hands and shape the dough into a circle that’s 20cm across and 5cm high
  4. Carefully lift on to your oven tray, sprinkle the top with flour then cut a deep cross about halfway  down into the dough with a sharp knife
  5. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes or until the bread is deep golden brown in colour and the bottom sound hollow when tapped

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