White Soda Bread

My Dad's Recipe

Hannah Moran

White Soda Bread

Makes 1 Loaf


  • 2 lbs (900g) Plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Bread Soda
  • 4 oz (100g) Butter
  • Up to 1½ pints (900 ml) Buttermilk
  • Extra Wholemeal Flour to sprinkle

Although I’ve never smelt the aroma of the white soda bread, it sounds delicious.


Lightly grease a baking sheet.  Pre-heat oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas 5

Sift the flour, salt, bread soda into a large bowl, tipping any bran from the flour back into the bowl.  Rub the butter into the flour mixture, then adding buttermilk to make a soft dough.  You may not need it all so add carefully.  Knead the dough lightly until smooth.  then transfer to the baking sheet and shape to a large round, about 2 in thick.  Using the back of a wooden spoon make a large cross on top of the dough.  Sprinkle a little extra flour.  My great granny never set a timer, she just knew when it was cooked.  Cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.


This page was added on 26/05/2018.

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