- Dish type
- Bread without yeast
- Soda bread
This is the simplest Irish Soda Bread recipe I've ever used. I learnt it from an old Irishman years ago, and it's been my favourite ever since. Feel free to omit the cheese if you're in the mood for an old-fashioned soda bread.
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- 2 eggs, beaten
- 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 250g plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 250ml milk, or as needed
MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:25min
- Preheat an oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line a baking tray with parchment. Beat eggs in a bowl and set aside. Place the Parmesan cheese into a shallow bowl.
- In a bowl, mix the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda until well combined. Add in milk, several tablespoons at a time, until the mixture forms a soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface, and knead several times until the dough comes together.
- Roll the dough out into a rectangle about 1cm thick, and cut into 5x8cm squares. Brush each square with beaten egg, and dip the top of the square into the Parmesan cheese. Place the squares onto the prepared baking tray.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the squares are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(14)
Reviews in English (12)
5 stars not enough! I added buttermilk instead of plain milk, and being in a hurry didn't cut the dough into squares, just rolled it into a wheel and put the beaten egg (yes, 1 is enough) on top, with some shredded provolone just dumped on it. After 10 minutes it was ready and I cut it into wedges. Wonderful!!! like a pizza, but no waiting for the dough to rise! Shamefully easy and quick, and I got a lot of praise.-26 Sep 2010
Made this for a St. Patrick's Day party and everyone loved it! Very easy to make and the recipe is accurate - the only change is that you definitely don't need two beaten eggs - one is more than enough for glazing the bread. Thanks!!-19 Mar 2010
by Dennis Kronger
This recipe was quite simple and easy to make but, I found it a little plain. I enjoyed it with cream cheese and some other toppings. Perhaps I'm missing the context of the bread but, there just isn't any excitement.-12 Mar 2011