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Soda bread on a white cutting board with a knife
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5 from 12 votes

Soda Bread

I love this easy soda bread recipe. It has a wonderful crust and the bread is super flavorful. Spread some butter and honey on a slice and every bite is amazing. Butter and honey not your thing? Serve it with meat and cheeses or just eat it plain. The cool thing is it is ready to eat in under an hour. If I can do it, you can do it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cooling time10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American, European, Irish
Keyword: crust, dairy-free, dough, eggless, hard crust
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Bowl
  • Spoon/spatula
  • Baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Knife
  • Whisk


  • 4 cups all-purpose/plain flour 500g
  • 3 tbsp. white granulated sugar 37.5
  • 1 tsp. salt 4g
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda 2g
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder 2g
  • 1 1/2 cup water I used filtered (354ml)
  • 2 tsp. of apple cider or white distilled vinegar 10ml


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/205 C. Place rack in middle position.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, with a whisk.
  • In a large bowl combine the water and the vinegar. Then add the flour a third at a time. Use the whisk for the first third then switch to something sturdy like a wooden spoon. Save about 1/4 cup of the flour mixture.
  • Once to dough comes together in the bowl, pour it out onto a work surface and knead it for 2 to 3 minutes. Add more of the dry mixture as it gets sticky.
  • Shape the dough into a disc that is about 1 1/2 inches high. Then cut an X or # shape onto the top of it. Bake the bread for 30 to 40 minutes until a nice hard crust forms on the top and a tooth pick or wooden skewer comes out clean when poked in the center.
  • Allow the soda bread to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing into it and serving it. Spread butter, honey, jam, etc. Or serve it with meat and cheeses. Enjoy!



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