Irish Soda Bread

At Dexam we are all about baking and trying new things. To celebrate St Patrick's Day, why not join us and get baking this Irish Soda Bread.

Irish Soda Bread
PREP TIME 30 minutes COOK TIME 30 minutes MAKES 1
  • 170g of self- raising wholemeal flour
  • 170g of plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
  • 290ml of buttermilk

Preparation method

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 200°C.
  2. In a mixing bowl tip all the flours, salt and soda into the bowl and stir before making a well at the centre of the bowl.
  3. Pour the buttermilk into the well that you made in the bowl before quickly mixing with your hands to create a dough. If you need more liquid to create the dough, add a little bit of milk.
  4. Once you have created a ball of dough, on a lightly floured surface, place the dough onto the surface and briefly knead.
  5. When the dough has been kneaded, put the dough into a circular shape and place onto a floured baking sheet.
  6. Cut a cross at the top of the dough using a sharp knife and place into the preheated oven to bake for around 30 minutes or until it sounds hollow when you tap the outside of the loaf.
  7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.