Soda Bread

Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Soda bread is surprisingly quick to make. Buy the buttermilk required from a supermarket or health food shop.


  • 450 g/1 lb plain flour
  • 1 level teaspoon salt


Sift the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar into a large basin. Add the butter and rub into the dry ingredients. Make a well in the centre and stir in the buttermilk.

Turn out and knead lightly on a floured surface. Shape quickly into a round loaf, about 5 cm (