It doesn't get much easier than this Super Simple Soda Bread. Great recipe for those that have never made bread before.
🍞 What is Soda 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.
What I love about these bread recipes are 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.
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.
💭 Recipe Tip
To most important part of this recipe is cutting in the butter. Make sure you 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.
🥛 Buttermilk Substitution
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 ⅔ cup you will need to adjust accordingly.
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!
For another simple Soda Bread recipe like this one, check out Paul's Quick Soda Bread or my Traditional Irish Soda Bread.
For more great recipes with Bread Flour, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
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.
🥣 How to make Super Simple Soda Bread
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 ½ inches thick.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Super Simple Soda Bread
- Baking Sheet
- 1 ¾ Cup Bread Flour
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 tablespoon Unsalted Butter, cold
- ⅔ Cup Buttermilk
- ½ teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 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 ½ inches thick.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
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.
Super fast, easy and tasty, thank you!