Soda bread

Pair this crispy bread with our delicious colcannon soup
Our Irish soda bread recipe works well with any soup
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Recipe by: Sarah James | Health Information Publications Manager

Inspired by Ireland and my mum! Breadmaking can be a complicated process, but my mum used to make this simple, but oh-so-tasty soda bread when I was younger, so I had to share it with you. 

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Ingredients
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 225g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 225g plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Time
55 minutes
SERVES:
4
CALORIES:
147
FAT:
1.1g
SALT:
0.6g
SUGAR:
2.4g
5 A DAY:
0
Method
  1. Mix the milk and lemon juice, and leave to stand for 5 minutes to sour the milk.
  2. Preheat the oven to 230°C/Fan 210°C.
  3. Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Then add the soured milk – a little at a time – mixing continuously to make a firm dough.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured baking tray, and pat into a dome-shape. There is no need to knead. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, press a deep cross in to the top of the dough.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 200°C/Fan 180°C and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool before slicing (65g per slice).
We have lots of healthy soup recipes that work so well with this filling bread