Irish Soda Bread

This bread is easy and quick to make! I enjoyed it with perfectly boiled egg for breakfast and the left-over buns with smoked salmon for lunch on the first day in my new kitchen.

Totally easy soda bread

4 small bun size breads serves 2

110 all-purpose flour (and a little more for sprinkling baking sheet)
½ -1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
Optional: ½ tsp sugar
50 – 70ml buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 220C. Prepare a baking sheet by dusting it with a little flour.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients a few times to make sure the baking soda is mixed with the flour.
  3. Add three-quarters of the buttermilk and stir. The mixture will be soft but lumpy. Add more liquid if necessary.
  4. Mix ingredients quickly but not too long or forcefully to avoid having a heard bread as a result. The dough will be quite moist and sticky.
  5. Quickly knead the dough for about 15 sec.
  6. Divide the dough into about 4 buns.
  7. Place buns on baking sheet and flatten.
  8. Cut a deep cross to form a cross on every bun (cut should go half way through dough).
  9. Bake at 220C for 10 minutes. Then turn down the heat to 20C and cook for another 10-15 minutes

    Perfectly boiled egg on easy Irish soda bread



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