Buttermilk Soda Bread

Buttermilk Soda Bread


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Soda bread is a very easy bread that requires no kneading. It is even better the next day. Serve with butter as a side to Irish stew!


Serves: 12 

  • 550g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 75g white sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 450ml buttermilk
  • 50g butter, melted

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease a 12x23cm loaf tin.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Blend egg and buttermilk together in a separate bowl, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour batter into loaf tin.
  3. Bake for about 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Wrap in a clean tea towel for several hours, or overnight, for best flavour.

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Reviews (5)


Wonderfully soft and moist. Everyone at our party loved it. I put the batter in two loaf tins and they baked beautifully. Thanks! - 14 Jul 2008


Very Good. This bread is a soft dough, so you must put it into a loaf tin, unlike other soda breads that you can shape into a loaf. This as with all soda breads is a dense bread. - 14 Jul 2008


Having never made soda bread before, I was confused as to which recipe might be "the best." I liked this bread, but my partner thought it was really plain and boring. - 14 Jul 2008

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