We asked our bakers for a super easy gluten-free soda bread recipe. Soda bread is a quick bread that does not require any yeast. Instead, all of its leavenings comes from baking soda and buttermilk.
- 500g gluten-free plain wholemeal flour
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 400ml whole milk
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 tsp honey
(You can also use 400ml of buttermilk, instead of whole milk and lemon juice)
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan. Mix together the flour, salt and bicarb in a bowl. And if you’d like rosemary bread, add some chopped rosemary here.
- STEP 2
Mix together the milk and lemon juice in a jug, and wait for a minute as it magically turns into buttermilk. Then stir in the honey, and simply pour it into the flour mixture. Stir it with a knife for a minute until the whole thing comes together into a sticky dough.
- STEP 3
Tip onto a floured work surface and shape it into a ball.
- STEP 4
Put the ball on a floured baking tray and, using a sharp knife, make a deep cross on top.
- STEP 5
Put in the oven and bake for 40 mins.
- STEP 6
Cool on a wire rack, then slice and serve.
We have some soda bread recipe tips from the pros:
Don’t over-work the dough. It’s supposed to look a little shaggy.
Score the top of the dough with an “X” before baking. This helps the centre bake through.
You can bake soda bread on a baking sheet, in a baking pan, or in a cast-iron skillet/pizza stone. We recommend a cast-iron skillet/pizza stone because it helps guarantee a super crispy crust.
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