Hell yeah, I love soda bread! But I’ve never made one myself at home though… So I guess that it is about time that I try my hand at making my own soda bread recipe from scratch then.
So what about you?
Do you like soda bread?
This bread is very easy to make. However what I like the most about it is the fact that the bread stays fresh for a while. Just don’t cut it up but leave it in one big loaf. And just slice off just what you need.
I’ve seen people make soda breads on cooking competitions on TV.
And for some reason soda bread always seems to be a last minute addition or idea. Especially when another carbs side dish goes terribly wrong. People say, I’ll make some soda bread.
And lo and behold, not even an hour later there’s the bread in a little basket on the table next to their other dishes. So I started to think of soda bread as the miracle bread.
Apparently because it doesn’t need to raise as much as other breads.
And that’s just right up my alley.
Soda Bread Recipe (Homemade)
And you know what.
It really turned out to be great. Now I’ll be kneading and baking soda breads more often!
If it starts to go stale or dry, then 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.
Or just a good old naughty layer of plain and simple salted butter.
That makes a gorgeous lunch, don’t you think?
Do you love baking bread?
Then also check out another bread recipe: 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.