Simple Soda Bread

Makes 1 soda bread

A simple soda bread made with store cupboard ingredients. This great loaf does not require kneading and is baked on a tray without a bread tin. For best results, mix and sieve the dry ingredients well.  

Free from Soya, Nuts


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  1. Measure the milk into a jug, stir in the vinegar, cover and leave for 30 minutes.
  2. Scatter some flour on a large baking tray and pre-heat the oven.
  3. Put the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl, stir to combine then sieve it all into a mixing bowl.
  4. Pour the prepared milk into the bowl and stir to make a slightly sticky dough.
  5. Tip the dough onto the prepared baking tray and sprinkle a little flour on top and use your hands to mould it into a football or rugby ball shape.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool completely before slicing.


baking tray and mixing bowl


200°C, Fan 180°C, 400°F, Gas 6

Cooking time

40-45 minutes
This is an excellent recipe. I mix it up by using 300g wholewheat flour and 200 g white flour. The vinegar/ non dairy milk is a great subustute for traditional buttermilk and tastes the same as any good Irish soda bread!
By Helen D
11 Jul 2021
so easy to make and delicious. makes lovely toast. somehow has a bit of a nutty flavour. made it many times now and we love it.
By Ann Hughes
28 Aug 2020
So quick and easy and turned out delicious
By Mary
28 Jul 2020

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