Easy Soda Bread

Easy Soda Bread (no yeast or proving required!)

soda bread loaf cut on plateAfter last week’s Beer Bread success (courtesy of Mama You Talk and a previous #TastyTuesday link up) I have been experimenting with soda bread.

It’s another quick-bake, no yeast, bread and is really simple.

I got the recipe from A Girl Called Jack’s 100 Delicious Budget Recipes (which, after pancakes and bread, is rapidly becoming my new obsession). (£6.49 in Sainsbury’s – I’m not on commission or anything, it’s just a really good book).

In all honesty, the soda bread tastes a bit more like a very large scone than conventional bread, but it is brilliant served with a warming vegetable soup (our Sunday evening supper) or with blackcurrant jam for a tea time treat.

To make the easy soda bread, you will need just 4 ingredients and a small loaf tin.

  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 300 ml milk
  • 400 gr self-raising flour and a little extra for dusting
  • 1.5 (one and a half) level teaspoonfuls of bicarbonate of soda

The method is really simple too.

  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4/180C
  2. Grease the loaf tin (I rub it with a piece of kitchen roll dabbed in olive oil).
  3. Mix the lemon juice and milk. Reserve.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Make a well in the centre.
  5. Fold in the liquid gradually until you get a nice firm but soft dough.
  6. On a floured board, knead into a loaf shape, put in the loaf tin, score down the middle.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes (until firm, and golden, it should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom!).
  8. Serve warm with butter (or cool, and cover in cling film for later).

hunk of soad bread

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About sarah

Old enough to know better, still young enough not to care. Property lawyer, sometime developer, writer and mother, coffee lover and cat-napper. I blog about life as a mum in North Wilts.
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17 Responses to Easy Soda Bread

  1. Honest Mum says:

    Wow my all time favourite bread and after cutting out wheat for a while, it likes me again! Yay! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  2. Coombemill says:

    I love soda bread, a real flavour to it. Looks like a great recipe and I love the photo with the jam oozing off the edge too – yum #TastyTuesday

  3. We love soda bread, especially with some jam. Your photo looks great :) #TastyTuesday

  4. Alison says:

    I love soda bread, so easy to make and really tasty. Looks lovely

  5. Yum, Soda bread is so nice. Thanks for the recipe x

  6. I’ve never tried soda bread. This looks really yummy. #Tastytuesdays.

  7. Mel says:

    This bread looks perfect and easy. Jack’s book is going to be a big ‘hint hint’ to hubby for Mother’s day. Her blog is one of the first ones I read when I discovered the blogging world just over a year ago and I love reading her! Mel

    • sarah says:

      Thanks Mel, I can really recommend the book, lots of good sensible recipes that are easy (and cheap) to make and she is not precious about measurements either (i.e. makes allowances for people like me who sometimes just cut off a slab of cheese instead of weighing 30 gr!).

  8. Your soda bread looks really good and it’s such a great thing to bake with little faff.

  9. I love soda bread and this looks lovely and simple to make. Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve Pinned and Tweeted this post and there’s a fresh linky live now. If you haven’t already, please do pop over and join in!

  10. Sounds delish, will be giving this a try!

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