Gluten Free Brown Soda Bread


  • 500g FREEE by Doves Farm Brown Bread Flour
  • 150ml tepid water
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp FREEE by Doves Farm Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp FREEE by Doves Farm Vitamin C (or 1tbsp lemon juice)
  • 200ml natural yoghurt
  • 100ml tepid water
  • oil


  1. Rub some oil around a 1kg/2lb loaf tin, or line it with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
  2. Put the flour into a large mixing bowl, add 150ml water and 2 spoons of the oil. Mix with a fork or pastry cutter to make fine breadcrumbs without any lumps.
  3. Measure the bicarbonate of soda, sugar, salt and Vitamin C (if used) into another bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Measure the yoghurt and 100ml water into a third bowl and mix well.
  5. Cover all the bowls and leave them in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  6. Sieve the prepared soda mix onto the prepared flour and mix again with a fork, breaking up any lumps.
  7. If using lemon juice, add it to the prepared yoghurt, stir and add everything to the flour bowl.
  8. Continue stirring until all the flour is combined and forms a thick batter.
  9. Drizzle the remaining oil over the sticky batter/dough and turn the mixture a couple of times in the bowl to encourage the formation of a doughy mass.
  10. Tip the dough onto the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  11. Put the bread into the hot oven, close the door and reduce the temperature immediately to the lower heat.
  12. Bake for 60 minutes.
  13. Turn the loaf out onto a wire rack. The bottom should sound hollow when tapped.
  14. Cool completely before slicing.