• Ingredients
    • 9 ounces whole meal flour
    • 9 ounces white flour plus a little extra for dusting
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ~16 ounces or 2 cups buttermilk (I like to use the left over buttermilk from when I make fresh butter)
  • Tools
    • Parchment paper
    • Bowl
    • Wire rack or towel
    • Baking sheet


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine first four ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the buttermilk a little at a time until you get a dough that sticks slightly to your fingers. You may or may not use all of your buttermilk!
  • Dust a portion of your countertop and dump the dough out on top.
  • Work the dough very lightly until it is mixed together. Don’t spend much time doing this or it won’t rise properly.
  • Form the dough into a ball and flatten the top slightly.
  • Cut the dough into four quarters(like pie shapes)
  • Dust the dough with a little more flour.
  • Take the four quarters and place them back together on a parchment lined baking sheet. They should be just barely touching.
  • Bake for about thirty minutes. You can check the bake by thumping on the bread and listening for a slightly hollow sound.
  • Cool on a wire rack. A towel works ok too if you don’t have cooling racks.

I am a big fan of Paul Hollywood and this is by far my favorite soda bread recipe. Of course I like to put my own twist to it by using buttermilk from my home made butter. It’s also another fun one to do with the kids!

You can find his original recipe by clicking here!


The Ag Wife

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