Ireland: Soda Bread Recipe

This Irish soda bread recipe is such an easy and fun baking recipe. Because you're using baking powder and baking soda instead of yeast - there is no fear that the bread won't rise - so it's a great beginner bread recipe! We recommend eating this still warm with soup or stew, or even just butter and jam - yummy!!

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  • 225g wholemeal flour

  • 225g high grade flour

  • 350mL unsweetened yoghurt

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Grease and flour a 20cm cake tin.

  2. Preheat the oven to 190ºc (375ºf / Gas 6)

  3. Into a large bowl, sift the high grade flour with the baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

  4. Add wholemeal flour to the bowl and stir to combine.

  5. In a jug, mix the yoghurt, honey, and olive oil. Pour into the dry ingredients.

  6. Stir with a wooden spoon until a soft sticky dough is formed.

  7. Lightly flour your bench for kneading. Knead lightly for 10 - 15 minutes. Form into a round shape.

  8. Place the dough into a cake tin. Score an 'X' across the top of the loaf. Place the loaf into the oven for 45 minutes until golden.

  9. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

Prep time 25 minutes, cook time 45 mins, makes 1 loaf

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