Bread & Yeast Recipes > Quick Irish Bread

How to make quick Irish bread:
A soda bread recipe where the main raising agent is the bicarbonate of soda rather than yeast. Buttermilk also helps to raise the loaf. Ireland is famed for its soda bread more commonly known as 'cake' or 'fahl' depending on the area in Ireland.


8 cups organic flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 pint organic buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Sieve flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar and salt into a basin.
- Make a well in dry ingredients and stir in butter-milk.
- Mix to a stiff dough.
- Divide into two and shape into rounds.
- Prick tops with a fork and place on greased, floured baking tin.
- Bake in oven at approx. 170 degrees centigrade (see temperature conversions) for 45 minutes.
- This also makes good rolls.