Irish Soda Bread

I come from a dynasty of Irish Soda Bread makers so finding just the right one has been a joyous challenge. It’s hard to replace the generations of talent my Nanny’s brought to the table BUT it was actually my Aunt, Anne who found this one. And for me, it’s hands down the perfect soda bread! It’s part wheat flour and part white (a small cheat but so worth it) – with a hazelnut yoghurt for extra creaminess, topped with lots of textured sesame seeds. Oh and, it takes about 10 minutes to make! Perfect for weekend breakfast, or maybe even Sunday cooking and week day munching. Topped with everything you can imagine, it’s the ideal companion to savoury and also to sweet.


  • 227g Wheat flour
  • 227g White flour
  • Tsp. Baking powder
  • Tsp. Bread soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Hazelnut yoghurt
  • 235ml milk
  • 15g Sesame seeds


  • Mix the wheat and white flour with baking powder and bread soda.
  • Beat lightly, egg, milk and hazelnut yoghurt.
  • Add liquid mixture to flour and turn in.
  • Grease bread tin and lightly flour.
  • Add mixture and cook in the cover at 190c for 15 minutes and 180c for 40 mins, until brown and crispy.
  • Cool and serve with anything you fancy.
  • For one slice, I added tomatoes and smashed avocado with a generous dash of salt and pepper and the other is organic smoked salmon with cream cheese and a squeeze of lemon. YUMMmmmmm!