White Irish soda bread

White Irish soda bread

I was torn whether to make White Irish soda bread or the brown version. I decided to make the White version since I have always opted for the brown and every now and then, its good to have a change. There is very little ingredients required for this bread and I have simplified it down to as little as possible.


  • 450g Plain flour
  • 1 tbsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 25g Butter
  • 500ml Buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Mix the flour with the Bicarbonate of soda.
  3. Rub in the butter to fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Pour in the buttermilk to form a dough.
  5. Roll out onto a floured surface and knead for a few mins.
  6. Transfer to a baking tray lined with grease proof paper and score a cross on the top of the bread.
  7. Brush some milk on the top.
  8. Place in oven until brown approx 40 mins, to check if the bread is cooked pierce with a knife and if it comes out clean, it is cooked.

Perfect served straight out of the oven with a little knob of butter…..ummm

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