Super Simple Soda Bread

This Super Simple Soda Bread is super easy to make and great for beginners. A handful of simple ingredients and 20 minutes in the oven! Yummy!

simple soda bread

It doesn’t get much easier than this Super Simple Soda Bread. Great recipe for those that have never made bread before.

piece of bread

Soda Bread is a type of quick bread that uses baking soda instead of yeast. The buttermilk in the dough contains lactic acid, which reacts with the baking soda to form tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide.

simple soda bread

What I love about these bread recipes is how easy they are to make. Most breads require rising and or proofing and a certain amount of kneading and shaping. This soda bread requires none of that. Making it super easy to make.

bread fresh out of the oven

If you’ve worked with dough before, you might be a little shocked at the texture of the dough. Remember this is a soda bread and uses only a handful of ingredients.

Tips
  • The most important part of this recipe is cutting in the butter. Make sure your butter is as cold as possible (even frozen) and try to make the pieces of butter as small as possible and distributed evenly throughout the bread flour.
simple soda bread

If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes. Since this recipe calls for 2/3 cup you will need to adjust accordingly.

cultured buttermilk blend

Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!

simple soda bread

For another simple Soda Bread recipe like this one, check out Paul’s Quick Soda Bread or my Traditional Irish Soda Bread.

simple soda bread

You will need the following ingredients to make this Simple Soda Bread recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Bread Flour, Salt, Baking Soda, Unsalted Butter, Buttermilk and Cream of Tartar.

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Pour bread flour into a bowl. Stir in salt and baking soda. Cut in the cold unsalted butter.
  3. Slowly stir in buttermilk and the cream of tartar. Mix until clumpy and knead and mold into a ball.
  4. Flour a baking sheet and put the ball on. Press down so that it’s about 1 1/2 inches thick.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

simple soda bread

Super Simple Soda Bread

This Super Simple Soda Bread is super easy to make and great for beginners. A handful of simple ingredients and 20 minutes in the oven! Yummy!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 slices
Calories 183 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ¾ Cup Bread Flour
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, cold
  • Cup Buttermilk
  • ½ Tsp Cream of Tartar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Pour bread flour into a bowl. Stir in salt and baking soda. Cut in the cold unsalted butter.
  • Slowly stir in buttermilk and the cream of tartar. Mix until clumpy and knead and mold into a ball.
  • Flour a baking sheet and put the ball on. Press down so that it's about 1 1/2 inches thick.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 328mgPotassium: 114mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 162IUCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

Tried this Recipe?Leave a Comment below and share a picture on Instagram and tag @hot_rods_recipes and hashtag #hotrodsrecipes!

Similar Recipes

One Comment

  1. Catherine Moore says:

    Super fast, easy and tasty, thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating:




Before a comment appears it needs to be approved by the site owner. Read our Comment Policy to see how your comment data is processed. Your email address will NOT be published.