Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Irish Soda Bread

Anyone can make soda bread...
There's no proving and no kneading required
and you can make it with any plain old flour.

And they make the perfect accompaniment to soups, stews and curry
as it is great to soak up the gravy with.

Soda Bread

250g plain flour
250g wholegrain spelt flour
1 tsp soda bicarbonate
1 tsp salt
420ml buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 220C.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, soda bicarb and salt.
Add the buttermilk into the flour. Combine the mixture with your hands. It will be be very wet.
Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gently roll and fold the dough to bring the mixture together.
Shape the dough into a ball.

Make a deep cut into the dough.
Place the dough on the prepared sheet pan and dust the dough with a little flour.
Bake for 30 - 45 minutes; to test for doneness, tap the underside of the bread, it will have a hollow sound.

I'm serving my Soda Bread with Black-eyed Beans and Tomato Stew


  1. Haven't baked and haven't tasted any soda breads before, so totally nil about this bread. How was it? Sedap ke? As soft as the normal breads ke cemana? Ce citer sket...

    Anyway, put that aside.... kat Malaysia ni, dah 18th April, jam 11.25 pagi. So let me just say this...

    "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO MUNA AND MR HAZZIM". May there be many more happy years to come. Amin.

    1. amin
      thank you, thank you, thank you Ma... actually cheq pun dah lupa :)

      I was quite skeptical too bila tengok recipe soda bread, but I was pleasantly surprise with the result.
      It's not soft macam roti gardenia kat sana. It's more rustic with crunchy crust and soft inside; a cross between scone and bread.
      You can use just plain white flour instead of campur dengan wholegrain.

  2. Hi Sis Muna,
    Your Black-eyed Beans and Tomato Stew looks fantastic.
    Can i have the recipe please?

    Thank you in advance & Cheer ;)

    1. salam sis Aisyah
      Oh dear, I need to look for the recipe or probably need to re-create it again.
      Hopefully, I could remember how it was made ;)