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Recipe: Irish Soda Bread

Chef Jason McCrellis shows you how to make a simple Irish Soda Bread, that can be rustled up quickly and easily with limited ingredients. One to get the kids involved with!

Prep time 5-10 minutes

Cooking time: 45-50 minutes at 200c

Makes 1 loaf


  • 340g wholemeal flour 

  • 340g bread flour

  • 45g soft butter

  • 2tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper 

  • 200g treacle 

  • 200ml Guinness 

  • 225ml buttermilk Or  220ml milk + 1 tsp Lemon juice


Combine all ingredients together and shape into a loaf.

Dust with flour and bake at 200C for 45-50 minutes

No need to rest or prove the dough beforehand

Note: This is ideal for home freezing, but will keep well in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


About Chef Jason McCrellis

Father to two awesome and sometimes naughty kids. Husband to an amazing kick-ass wife and Head Chef working for GatherandGather at Rolls Royce Derby.

Follow Jason

Twitter: @jason_mccrellis

Instagram: @mccrellis

Why not try Jason's Recipe for Jamaican Festival

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