Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I've tried bakery and grocery store Soda bread and found it Dry and flavorless. I was watching Cooking live and saw this made with a few different ingredients. I didn't have buttermilk. I used rosemary and parsley for my spices--you can choose your own.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F degrees.
  2. Put vinegar in 2 cup measuring cup and add enough milk to make 14 oz; set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients.
  4. Add liquid and mix together slowly by hand until dough forms.
  5. Turn onto floured surface.
  6. Gently knead dough to form an 8-inch circle (this should only take about two minutes) dough should be soft and about 2-3 inches thick.
  7. Place in a baking pan (your option).
  8. Cut a cross pattern in dough+ (it should go at least halfway into and be entire length and width).
  9. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Reduce oven to 400°F and bake 15-20 minutes longer.
  11. Remove from oven when golden brown.


Most Helpful

Bill thanks for sharing this recipe. It has a lot of flavor. I used thyme, oregano and parsley and served with butter. It was fantastic. I have had soda bread in the past and this was much lighter than what I remembered.

Tarynne April 11, 2002

My bread looked nothing at all like the picture. Like a prior rater, I found it dry. I used thyme and rosemary to flavor it and it was too strong of a combination of herbs. I won't be making this again.

angelicvampyre March 30, 2011

This was good, but I had to add close to another cup of flour in order to handle it at all.

Moonlas March 17, 2009

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