Soda Bread

soda bread

Soda Bread

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Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 1871
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes


  • 1 lb plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 12 floz milk
  • flour to sprinkle


  • Grease a baking tray. Sift the flour, cream of tartar, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Add the milk and mix to a smooth soft dough.
  • Knead gently on a lightly floured surface, then shape into a round.
  • Place on the baking tray and mark the top quite deeply into four sections with a sharp knife.
  • Sprinkle with flour and bake in a hot oven for 35 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack. Break into quarters and serve sliced, with butter if liked.

Cook's Tip

  • For a change, divide the dough into 8 pieces and make round rolls, cutting a cross in each. Bake at the same temperature as the loaf for about 15 minutes. Serve warm.


Oven temperature 220°C, 425°F, gas 7
Calories: 1871 kcal
Carbohydrates: 364 g
Protein: 58 g
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Sodium: 4130 mg
Potassium: 1202 mg
Fiber: 12 g
Sugar: 19 g
Vitamin A: 575 IU
Calcium: 471 mg
Iron: 21 mg
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