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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