My Nana’s White Soda Bread

IMAG0989 I adore this bread, and even though it is white, I think I justify eating it because it is homemade and not sooooo high in sugar! My Nana was a wonderful baker and cook, and everyone loved her white soda bread. My Mum gave me this recipe and I have adapted it a little as I use spelt flour instead of wheat. This recipe is extra precious as my Nana is no longer with us…


500g Spelt Flour

1 tsp salt

1 level tsp bread soda

1 heaped tsp caster sugar

350ml – 400ml buttermilk

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and slowly add the buttermilk, mixing all the time with your hand. Alternatively you can use a dough hook but its not necessary as its really quick and easy and there is less washing up this way 😉

Bake in an oven pre heated to 150 C for around 35 – 40 minutes.

This bread is delicious alone, with butter. I love to use it for bruschetta, and we eat it with tomato and basil soup – alot!


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