Learn how to make a quick yeast-free bread using milk kefir! This Irish soda bread recipe allows you to quickly make bread at home using baking soda.
Soda bread (also known as soda farl) is a typical Irish bread invented in 1840 when baking soda was introduced in Ireland.
It is still eaten daily by many Irish people who appreciate its quick and easy preparation as well as its pleasant taste and texture.
Soda bread can be eaten plain or with butter and jam. You can also add raisins, nuts, or shredded cheese to the basic recipe.
Irish Soda Bread Recipe With Kefir
- Mixing bowl
- Baking tray
- Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
- 3⅓ cups white flour
- 1⅓ cups milk kefir
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.
- Make a well and pour in milk kefir.
- Mix and knead for a few minutes. Add additional flour or kefir as needed.
- Shape the dough into a disc and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a pastry cutter to make a deep cross on the disc. Alternatively, divide the dough into 4 pieces and form triangles. Flatten them slightly and use a knife to draw a cross on each one.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the centre of the dough is well cooked.