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Quick Soda Bread

By Posulliv (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4
Basic Irish soda bread


  • 250g/9oz plain wholemeal flour
  • 250g/9oz plain white flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 420ml/15fl oz buttermilk
  • extra flour for dusting


  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
  • STEP 2
    In a large bowl, mix together the two types of flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  • STEP 3
    Add the buttermilk and mix until a sticky dough forms.
  • STEP 4
    Lightly flour a work surface and tip the dough onto it.
  • STEP 5
    Gently roll and fold the dough a couple of times to bring the mixture together. Do not knead.
  • STEP 6
    Shape the dough into a ball. Flatten the ball gently with your hand. Score the dough with a deep cross dividing it into quarters. Dust the bread with flour.
  • STEP 7
    Place onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 30 minutes at 200C/400F/Gas 6. The loaf should be golden-brown.
  • STEP 8
    Leave to cool on a wire rack. This is best eaten on the day of baking.
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