Soda bread is one of the easiest bread recipes to make and is the perfect way to start your Sunday morning - with the smell of freshly baked bread, slathered with salted butter.
This recipe uses soured milk - which we know doesn't sound appetising but is similar to using buttermilk in a recipe. So next time you have soured milk in the fridge, don't tip it!
Use it up by making scones, muffins or waffles, which benefit from the acidity to give a soft and fluffy result. Or try this speedy, sweet soda bread, lovely served with soup, cheese or even as a quick breakfast loaf.
You'll have delicious bread on your table in under an hour - now that's something we can get onboard with!
Check out our favourite bread recipes if you're looking for a fun weekend project to make.
Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Process Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Calories per Serving: 368
plain wholemeal flour, plus extra to dust
bicarbonate of soda
butter, chilled and cubed
raisins or sultanas
ready-to-eat dates, finely chopped
soured milk, plus extra to brush, see GH TIP
If you don’t have soured milk, use buttermilk instead (you might need to add a little water to bring the dough together). Alternatively, you can add 1tbsp lemon juice to the same quantity of whole milk and leave to stand for 10min before using.