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Paul Hollywood's Soda Bread (No-Yeast)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Paul Hollywood's Soda Bread is a fantastic homemade crusty bread with no yeast, no kneading, and you get golden heaven on your table in only 40 minutes. A great traditional Irish recipe for St Patrick's Day, this bread is made with white and wholemeal flour, soda and buttermilk, and it's the best bread you can get. Quick and easy bread that tastes just like a proper bread should taste like. Nothing beats homemade baking, and this bread recipe so good.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: bread recipe
Servings: 1 bread
Calories: 2030 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 250 g plain white flour
  • 250 g plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 ts salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 400 ml buttermilk
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. (390 Fahrenheit)

  2. In a large bowl, add the white and wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and mix gently with the tips of your fingers.
  3. Make a well in the middle and add about 1 and a half cups of buttermilk, if you feel it needs some more, add the other half too.
  4. Mix quickly to form a soft, pretty sticky dough, then turn it onto a lightly-floured surface and knead briefly, just enough for the dough to hold together and be shaped into a ball.
  5. Flour a large baking tray, place the bread on it, then use a sharp knife to cut a cross on the top. Spread some flour over it, then bake for about 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and the bottom of the bread sounds hollow when tapped.

  6. Allow it to cool on a wire rack.

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Nutrition Facts
Paul Hollywood's Soda Bread (No-Yeast)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2030 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 4014mg167%
Potassium 1742mg50%
Carbohydrates 398g133%
Fiber 36g144%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 65g130%
Vitamin A 660IU13%
Calcium 558mg56%
Iron 17.9mg99%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.