This recipe is a real treat, and is super simple to make at home. Bread-making can be a really therapeutic hobby to get into when you’ve got some time on your hands, and soda bread is a great recipe to start with.
It doesn’t require any special equipment or ingredients, just a few essentials you’ll likely find in your kitchen cupboards. Take a look at the full recipe below using chef Jon’s handy step-by-step images and instructions.
- 350g White Plain Flour , plus extra flour for dusting
- 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 1½ tsp Salt
- 200g Milk
- 100g Natural Yoghurt, if you don’t have any yoghurt you can make up 300g of milk with a tablespoon of vinegar to sour the milk and use this instead.
Preheat your oven to 180c/190c.
Mix all the dry ingredients together and pour in the wet ingredients.
Mix thoroughly together. Some flours are more absorbent than others, so if your mixture is too wet add a little more flour, or if it’s too dry add a little more milk, the mix should look like a soft bread dough, similar to a scone mix.
Place on a baking tray and slash a cross in the middle of the dough almost to the bottom. This helps cook the bread through to the centre. If you’d like to, dust with a little extra flour for decoration and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the base makes a hollow sound when tapped.
Enjoy your finished loaf! Be sure to allow the bread to cool a little before you use it.