Want to make soda bread without buttermilk? No problem! My No Buttermilk Soda Bread takes just 40 minutes to make, involves no kneading or proving, and is suitable for vegans and those following a dairy free diet…and anyone who just doesn’t happen to have any buttermilk handy!
Preheat your oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7 / 425F. Dust a baking tray (I actually use a pizza tray) with a little plain flour.
(1) Baking soda is the same as bicarbonate of soda, however it is not the same as baking powder. Make sure you use baking soda/bicarbonate of soda in this recipe. Baking powder will not give the same result!
(2) Try to use a fairly neutral tasting dairy free milk such as oat milk, cashew milk, almond milk or soy milk. A strongly flavoured milk such as coconut milk will give this bread a coconutty taste! (which is fine…so long as that’s what you are after!) Of course if you don’t need this recipe to be dairy free / vegan you can use regular milk.
(3) Use a fairly mild tasting acidic element – for example lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar – using something stronger, such as malt vinegar, will result in your bread having a vinegary taste!
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.