Scrummy soda bread recipe

Scrummy soda bread recipe

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Have a go at this super simple recipe for classic Irish soda bread. No kneading and no fuss, it's the perfect bake for little ones to get involved with. See method

  • Makes 1 loaf
  • 15-20 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 130 calories / serving


  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 15ml (1/2fl oz) lemon juice
  • 170g (6oz) self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 170g (6oz) plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 2%
  • Saturates

    2g 10%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.4g 7%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 27.9g Protein 4.3g Fibre 0.4g


  1. Ask an adult to preheat the oven to gas mark 6, 200°C or fan 180°C.
  2. Add the milk to a measuring jug.
  3. Squeeze the lemon using a juice squeezer, before stirring it into the milk to make it curdle.
  4. Sift the self-raising wholemeal flour and plain flour into a large bowl.
  5. Add the bicarbonate of soda and the remaining bran from the bottom of the sieve.
  6. Add the curdled milk and mix the ingredients together so they form a soft dough. You could also try adding dried fruit or seeds to give extra flavour.
  7. Place the dough onto a floured surface and children can get stuck in with their hands to bring it all together into a round flattened ball.
  8. Put the dough onto a baking tray lined with nonstick baking paper and ask an adult to score across the top, before placing it in the oven to bake for around 30 minutes until it’s golden.
  9. Remove from the oven with the help of an adult and test it by tapping the bottom. It should make a hollow sound. Cool on a cooling rack.
  10. Serve while still warm, or eat with soup or in sandwiches.

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This is a Let’s Cookalong recipe from The Tesco Eat Happy Project, helping children have a healthier, happier relationship with food.

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