Soda Bread Recipe (Homemade)
If it starts to go stale or dry, this side bread is also delicious when you pop it under a hot grill or in the toaster for a couple of minutes. Spread it with whatever you like! I personally love it in combination with canned or smoked fish. That makes a gorgeous lunch, don’t you think? Enjoy!
Love baking bread? Then also check out my pumpkin bread!
- 2 cups plain flour (250 g)
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk at room temperature (240 ml)
- ½ oz unsalted butter (15 g), very soft
- ½ tsp caster sugar
- 1 tbsp nigella seeds
- 1 egg yolk
- Pour the plain flour in a clean blender and then add the soft butter and the baking soda.
- Pulse well. Pour in the buttermilk and add the egg yolk, the caster sugar and a pinch of salt.
- Pulse the ingredients quickly. You should end up with a smooth and somewhat sticky yellow dough.
- Then transfer the dough onto a clean and lightly floured surface and knead it well for a couple of minutes. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Sprinkle with some drops of water if it is too dry. Gradually add the nigella seeds.
- Knead the dough until it is silky smooth. Shape it into a ball or loaf and place it onto a baking tray. Then make incisions on the top (I used a pair of scissors to do that). Sprinkle with extra flour.
- Bake the soda bread in a preheated oven at 410°F (210°C) for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool down fully.