Simple Soda Bread Simple Soda Bread

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A mix of baking powder, baking soda and buttermilk makes this bread rise. Bonus: It doesn't require any time-consuming kneading.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2009


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds optional
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 egg


In large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt ; stir in currants, and caraway seeds (if using).

Whisk together buttermilk, butter and egg; pour over flour mixture, tossing with fork to form sticky dough.

Scrape onto floured surface; gently knead 10 times. Transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheet; press into 7-inch (18 cm) round. With sharp knife, score top into 8 wedges.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: Whole grain flours, such as whole wheat, naturally contain oils that can go rancid when stored at room temperature. To keep your whole grain flour fresh, store it in a tightly sealed airtight container in the freezer.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 571 mg
  • Protein 11 g
  • Calories 376.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 341 mg
  • Cholesterol 73 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 59 g


  • Iron 23.0
  • Folate 37.0
  • Calcium 15.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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Simple Soda Bread