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Soda Bread Recipe

Soda bread is simple, which do not require yeast to expand and grow in the oven. As the name suggests, we are using baking soda in the recipe which works with buttermilk and helps the bread to expand/grow/rise in the oven. The bread is delicious, it is gorgeous and it is easy to bake in the home kitchen.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: breads, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: christmas, Irish
Keyword: bread at home, bread baking, bread recipe, bread without yeast, easy bread recipe, Food Photography, Food Styling, no yeast bread
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 290kcal


  • OTG
  • Mixing bowls
  • Baking tray



  • Preheat the oven to 200* C and line a baking tray https://amzn.to/347q6ca with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, sugar and baking soda in a large bowl. https://amzn.to/2JNy7wg
    Add the butter and rub into the flour mixture with your fingertips until it resembles bread crumbs.
  • Add in the seeds, nuts, dried berries and mix all.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the egg and buttermilk. (refer to the above article if not using egg)
  • Using an open hand bring the flour and liquid together to a loose dough. The dough should be quite soft, but not too sticky.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured work surface and gently bring the dough together into a roundabout of 8 inches with 1 and 1/2 inch of height.
  • Use a bench scraper https://amzn.to/342JtmE to lift the shaped bread and place in on the prepared baking tray.
  • Score the bread with a deep cross on top using a sharp knife. Brush the top of the bread with egg wash and sprinkle few seeds and oats on the top.
  • Bake https://amzn.to/3a4R8oG for 15 minutes at 200* C, then turn down the oven to 160* C and bake for another 30 minutes. When done, the loaf will sound slightly hollow when tapped on the bottom. Remove from the baking sheet and place on a wire rack to cool.


Serving: 100gm | Calories: 290kcal