This delicious Irish Soda Bread recipe is so easy to make! Learn the history of Irish Soda Bread, a bit about Ireland, plus the science behind the chemical reaction that causes this no yeast, no knead, bread to rise.
Heat the oven to 425F/218C.
Mix the flour, sodium bicarbonate, and salt together. Slowly stir in the buttermilk with a large spoon.
When the dough starts to come together turn it out onto the bread mat and using your hands gently shape the dough into a ball.
You want to be very careful at this stage. This is a no knead bread. If you knead it, it will break the bubbles and your bread will not rise while baking.
Simply shape it then use a knife to make a cross cut. This helps control any cracking in the crust of the bread as it bakes.
Put the dough in the greased pan and bake in the oven at 425 for 40 minutes.
Remove, cool and enjoy.