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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Yield: 30 x 500 g loaves


Combine the flour and baking soda. Rub in the butter. Pour in the buttermilk (or plain yogurt and milk) to form a soft dough. Shape the loaves and put onto greased pans. Soda bread is traditionally made into rounds.

Bake at 205 C (401 F) for 45 to 55 minutes.

*Instead of buttermilk you can use a 50/50 mixture of plain yogurt and milk. Source: This recipe is courtesy of the Baking Industry Association of New Zealand’s Slice magazine.


9 kg wholemeal flour
1.1 kg butter
150 g baking soda
6 l buttermilk*

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