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Belle Isles Soda Bread

Belle Isle Soda Bread
Written by Gryphon

Belle Isles Soda Bread is a classic Irish bread is great served with local jam or honey. Also, for a more substantial breakfast top with toasted cheese or a poached egg. When you need bread in a hurry there is no better. This bread is ready from start to finish in only 45 minutes. Fortunately, not having to wait for the yeast to react and for the bread dough to relax means time flies by. This recipe uses bicarbonate of soda as the leaving agent. I have actually used this instead of granary bread in Devilled Tomatoes on Granary Toast.  However, a personal favourite use of Belle Isles Soda Bread is part of a casserole to wipe the dish.

Belle Isle Soda Bread

Belle Isles Soda Bread

This soda bread is a great addition to a breakfast meal or is a substantial morning treat for you to take and go.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Bread, Dairy, Flour
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 445kcal



  • Preheat the oven 180C, gas mark 4
  • Sieve all the dry ingredients into a bowl
  • Rub in the butter
  • Add the buttermilk a little at a time, you may need to add a little more or water, depending on the temperature of the flour
  • Mix well
  • Form a dough into a circular shape and place on a baking tray or in a roasting tin
  • Score on top with a knife, into the shape of a cross
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes
  • Remove from the tray and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes


Sodium: 1103mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 303mg | Cholesterol: 4mg | Calories: 445kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 2g | Protein: 15g | Carbohydrates: 90g