Brennan's Soda Bread

Brennan's Soda Bread


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About this recipe: You can make buttermilk by mixing milk and vinegar. A fail-safe soda bread recipe!


Serves: 8 

  • 250ml milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Stir the milk and vinegar together, and allow to stand until curdled, about 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a baking tray. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, bicarb and salt.
  3. Gradually stir the soured milk into the flour mixture until the dough just comes together, and turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface. Knead a few times and shape into a round. Place the dough onto the prepared baking tray. With a sharp knife, cut an X shape into the top of the dough to release steam and help the bread keep its round shape.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 45 minutes.

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Reviews (9)


I love soda bread, but never have buttermilk in the house. So this recipe was great! I wasn't sure if the milk & vinegar mix would work, but the bread was lovely, light on the inside & crunchy on the outside. Will definitely be making again! - 04 Jan 2014


I have tried several soda bread recipes but this is by far the best. Excellent bread and so easy to make. I used buttermilk as I had some in the fridge that needed used up. Will make this again. - 28 Jun 2014


I found that one batch of the milk/vinegar mix made two loaves, so I did . I also didn't have a tablespoon measure so I think I put too much sugar in, but it still tastes gorgeous and is a great contrast with some salted butter . I maaay have eaten most of the first loaf before it was even cold - 03 Sep 2015

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