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Soda Bread Without Buttermilk

A simple Soda Bread Without Buttermilk recipe.

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Soda Bread Without Buttermilk

Love soda bread but have no buttermilk? This simple recipe for soda bread without buttermilk is the solution. Easy to make, and tastes absolutely delicious!
Prep Time2 hours 15 minutes
Active Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: bread, soda
Yield: 20 50 g servings
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Chef Verde Based on Recipe for Perfection


  • Oven


  • 2 tbls white vinegar
  • 2 c milk approximately
  • 4 ¾ c all purpose flour add additional 15-20 g as needed for consistency
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • Add the vinegar to 2 cup or larger measuring vessel. Add enough milk to equal a total 2 cups. Set aside while you prep the dry ingredients.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk thoroughly. Make a well in the center and pour in the soured milk.
    Mix lightly with a fork until the dough comes together. Adding additional flour as needed
  • Lightly flour a surface. Tip the dough onto the floured surface, then flour your hands. Gently knead the dough. Cut the dough in three equal pieces.
  • Shape the pieces into round loaves, flattening slightly on top. Use a knife to cut a deep cross into the top of each loaf.
  • Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool on a rack before serving.
  • Can be frozen.


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg