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Gluten Free Soda Bread

Doves Farm recipe

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This versatile bread can be made with EITHER 500g of Gluten Free Brown Bread Flour Blend OR 500g of Gluten Free White Bread Flour Blend. Happy baking and eating!

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Unit of measurement


500 gGluten Free Brown Bread Flour Blend
500 gOR Gluten Free White Bread Flour Blend
¼ tspSalt
1 ⅔ tbspsBaking Powder
2 tspsXanthan Gum
1 tspVinegar
1 tbspOil
500 mlMilk or Rice Milk
2 tbspsExtra Milk or Rice Milk


1. In a bowl mix together the flour, salt, baking powder & xanthan gum

2. In a separate container stir the vinegar & oil into the milk.

3. Add the milk mixture to the flour.

4. Stir to form a soft, slightly sticky dough.

5. Roughly shape the dough & place in an oiled 500g/1lb tin.

6. Brush the top of the loaf with the additional milk.

7. Bake in a preheated oven for 90/100 minutes.

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Temperature & cooking time:
Oven 200°C/Fan 180°C/400°F/Gas 6

Dietary status:
Without Dairy, Without Egg, Without Gluten, Without Nuts, Vegan, Vegetarian, Without Wheat.

Please note: Dietary status is a guideline only. If you have a food allergy, please check the suitability of your ingredients.

Customer reviews

22 Reviews
5 stars: 12
4 stars: 2
3 stars: 5
2 stars: 0
1 stars: 3

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By Mrs Rebecca Simpson

15 Jan 2017 | 09:42 GMT

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I followed this recipe and my bread tastes gorgeous, the closet thing to bread, much better than shop bought. Instead of putting it in a loaf tin I gave it a good knead and then shaped it into a soda bread loaf shape, I didn't brush with milk, then after half an hour I turned it over in the oven, baked it like that for another half an hour and then turned it back over to finish off the baking time, 90 mins was just right. I used A2 milk and it worked well as a substitute. I will be making this again!

By Mrs Anita Brennan

01 Nov 2016 | 17:34 GMT

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I would have given 0 stars if poss. Read reviews and went the Dove's comments. Used 500g only of Dove's white bread flour. Soda Loaf is like a brick on the outside and uncooked on the inside Although it sounded hollow, it did not rise. What a waste of ingredients and electric. I am used to baking GF with success and am so disappointed

By Mrs Joanna Smith

28 Apr 2016 | 10:48 BST

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So happy with this recipe. It's so easy and I really enjoy the result. I baked as the recipe but without brushing the top with milk. I made it in the shape of a traditional soda bread. Having coeliac disease and having tried a lot of gf breads I'm not as fussy as a wheat eater would be but this is almost like having the real thing!

By Mrs Zeynep Savin

09 Feb 2016 | 14:36 GMT

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Great result! I used a tbs of linseeds in a tbs of boiling water instead of xanthan gum and followed the recipe otherwise and it turned out amazing especially the ones I baked on a pizza stone, they were truly delicious. I made small blobs using a tablespoon, just flattened them a bit to resemble mini Turkish pides.

By Mrs Cheryl Bedells

16 Jan 2016 | 22:33 GMT

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WOW!! Made this tonight for my son. I used 250g white & 250g brown flour like a traditional soda bread. I then shaped & crossed the loaf too. Lovely crusty top & a light texture of the bread. Just like the photo. I'll be making this again in a loaf tin for a sandwich loaf.

By Ms Jo Darley

11 Dec 2015 | 15:32 GMT

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Made this using buttermilk. Didn't use a loaf tin - made a round on an oiled baking tray with a deep cut in the top to make 4 portions. Delicious - will definitely make again

By Mrs Elizabeth Pratt

10 Oct 2015 | 14:14 BST

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This loaf came out quite well baked in a tube pan for less time - about 45 minutes. I had no xanthum gum, so I used 1 egg and reduced the milk accordingly. The resulting mixture was definitely a thick batter rather than a dough, impossible to consider shaping it as the recipe suggests. However, it still came out as a moist bread with a crunchy crust. I added fresh chopped rosemary and thyme, which helped give it more interesting flavor, and increased the salt to 3/4 tsp, which still wasn't enough. I shall add more salt and reduce the milk by 2-3 Tbsp next time.

By Miss Kelly Leal

02 Aug 2015 | 19:38 BST

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As expected the loaf developed a very crusty crust, which I didn't mind. Unfortunately my loaf was underdone after the suggested baking time. I may try rolls next time.

The flavour is okay, different to wheat bread, and has the texture of a banana loaf so quite dense. I found it toasted okay. I may add seeds next time.

Is there a reason that extra xanthan gum is used when presumably it's contained within this brand of bread flour?

By Mrs Angela Lloyd-Read

21 Jun 2015 | 11:05 BST

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Delicious! I used the brown bread blend and cooked it in a thick metal loaf tin. I did not glaze the loaf as based on other's comments I thought this would make it too crusty. I also only cooked it for 50 mins as it was golden by this time and sounded hollow when I tapped it. I am hoping not to eat it all before I slice some to keep in the freezer!

By Ms Lorna Sturgis

06 Jun 2015 | 09:34 BST

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SO can I just clarify is it 1kg of flour total or just 500g? very confusing to all it seems

Dear Lorna. This bread recipe is for 500g of flour. Many thanks, Doves Farm