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Baking Academy of Ireland Recipe: White Soda Bread

A traditional Irish soda bread and really simple to make and bake - Derek O'Brien, Master Baker.

You will need to following equipment:

Mixing Bowl; Weighing Scales; Flour Sieve; Jug; Spatula; Baking Tray; Baking Parchment;


Plain Flour: 250gr
Bakers Flour: 250gr
Salt: 8gr
Bread Soda: 10gr
Cream of Tartar: 15gr
Butter (soft): 125gr
Caster Sugar: 10gr
Butter Milk: 425gr
You will also need extra flour for dusting.


  1. Sift flour, salt, soda and cream of tartar well together.
  2. Rub the butter through the flour by hand.
  3. Dissolve the sugar in the butter milk.
  4. Add to the flour / butter crumble and mix to a dough.

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Make up the dough in a mixing bowl.
  2. Empty on to a floured work surface.
  3. Gently knead the dough but do not toughen.
  4. Hand up into a rounded ball and place onto baking tray.
  5. Lightly dust the dough surface with white flour. Cut a X in surface.


Place in the oven at 200°C and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

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