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.
Total Time:45 minutes
Yield:1 loaf 1x
450grams plain or all-purpose white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda, aka bicarb
1 teaspoon salt
350ml (1-1/2 cups) buttermilk
Preheat your oven to 425 F (220 C).
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.
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.
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.
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.