Soda bread


A quick and easy vegan adaptable soda bread. Made using wholemeal or spelt flour and homemade buttermilk, this is the way to have fresh bread on the table in an hour.


  • 500g wholemeal/spelt flour
  • 1.5tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150ml of live natural yogurt (you can replace this with an equal quantity of milk)
  • 200ml of milk (dairy or soya)
  • 1.5tbsp lemon juice


Preheat your oven to 190degrees. Pour 200ml of milk (dairy or soya) into a jug and add 1.5tbsp of lemon juice. Leave for 5 minutes until buttermilk is formed. Sift the flour and the bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add in the buttermilk and the yoghurt (if using). Stir well with a wooden spoon and bring the mixture together, forming a soft doughTip onto a floured surface knead for a minute or two. Place onto a floured baking tray and dust the top of the bread liberally with flour. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes. You know the bread is ready if the base of the loaf sounds hollow when you tap it.

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