Simple Soda Bread

"A quick, easy recipe for a rustic crusty soda bread, using ingredients you can get from the late-night store if you don't already have them. No need to knead! From The Guardian newspaper. Serve hot with cheeses and condiments, or with a hearty stew."
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Ready In:
1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, bicarb and salt.
  • Add the yoghurt and combine with a spatula and then your hands. It will be messy and sticky. You will not get a smooth dough, just make sure everything is evenly mixed.
  • Shape into a ball and place on a baking sheet that you might like to line with silicon paper (foil will stick to the bread, but an unlined sheet is fine).
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes. Check a few minutes before the time is up to make sure it isn't overbrowned.
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before tearing/slicing it up.

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  1. Yum! And so easy. :) I used gluten-free SR flour and greek yoghut, and skipped the bicard and salt. I needed just a little water to thin the yogurt. I made it into 5 hand-sized rolls and they cooked in 35 mins. I love how they didn't flatten at all - difficult to get with gluten-free bread! I have a feeling none will make it past dinner. Thanks for a great recipe and easy-to-follow instructions. I can't wait to try it again with spinach & feta, and other variations.
  2. Ooey, gooey, messy, but it does make for a very nice addition when serving soup ~ I enjoyed the irregular, rustic tone of these crackers & will happily make them again! They'd also be great with spreads on my finger food counter! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted orphans in the current Pick-A-Chef]


I like to bake, watch film noir, go hillwalking and listen to folk music. Lately I have been eating more vegetarian and vegan things. Partly for health reasons, partly because of the cost and effort of getting good quality meat- I would never eat supermarket meat. My most popular recipes are my brownies, cookies and soda bread.
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