Oatmeal Soda Bread

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Times Cookbook

The Times Cookbook

By Frances Bissell

Published 1995

  • About

These two quickly made breads do not contain any yeast. The raising agents are cream of tartar, bicarbonate of soda, and baking powder.


  • 12 oz / 340 g strong white flour
  • 2 oz / 60


Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl. Cut up the lard or butter, and lightly rub it into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre, pour in the buttermilk, and mix until you have a soft, pliable, but not sticky, dough. Add more liquid or flour as necessary. On a floured worktop, knead the dough lightly, and flatten it slightl