Buttermilk Soda Bread

This Buttermilk Soda Bread is classic, simple, rustic, and so delicious. Bake up a fresh loaf in no time, and bring the earthy energy of fresh baked bread into your home. It's gonna be awesome.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Baked Goods
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: British
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Units Scale
  • 450 grams plain or all-purpose white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, aka bicarb
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 350 ml (1-1/2 cups) buttermilk



  1. Preheat your oven to 425 F (220 C).
  2. Sift together your flour, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the buttermilk and stir with a rubber spatula to form a rough dough.
  3. Turn your dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Bring it together into a ball, and transfer this to a baking sheet. Gently flatten it to about 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) thick, then use a knife or a bench scraper to cut a deep cross into the top of the dough about halfway down.
  4. Dust the loaf with a bit of flour, then bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Test the loaf by tapping the bottom to see if it sounds hollow.
  5. Let the loaf cool on a wire rack. Best served warm and eaten the same day. Can be store in an air tight container for around 3 days.

Keywords: soda bread

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