Irish Soda Bread

neil bougourd | 26 January, 2024


2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup buttermilk (1 cup milk mixed with 1 tbsp lemon juice let stand 10min)


Mix together flour, salt, soda. Make a well and slowly incorporate the buttermilk. You may have to use your hands. 

Turn out onto a floured surface and make into a round loaf - use a knife to make an X on the top. Place in a cast iron skillet or dutch oven and put it in a preheated oven at 450º.

Bake for 10 minutes and then reduce the heat to 400º and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove and let cool on a rack.