Traditional White Soda Bread

  • Servings : 8-10

A really easy and traditional white bread


  • 450g plain flour
  • 1 level teaspoon bread soda
  • 1heaped teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 25g soft margarine
  • 1 Bord Bia Quality Assured egg mixed with 250ml buttermilk


Step 1

Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 6, 200ºC (400ºF). Sieve the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Rub in the margarine. Pour in the egg and buttermilk mixture and stir well. Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly for a minute or two. Shape into a round and flatten slightly. Place on a baking sheet. Mark with a deep cross and bake in the oven for approximately 30-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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