It is quite a time since I made Soda Bread and it is quite a quick and tasty bread to make. The recipe varies depending upon tradition and needs, but it is basically 500g flour, 2 teaspoons of Bicarbonate of Soda, a little salt, a small amount of butter or margarine and 350ml of Buttermilk. Mix the dry ingredients, rubbing in the butter, and add the buttermilk, mix quickly by hand and shape into two round loaves. Cut a cross deeply into the top of the dough and bake at 190 degrees Celsius for about 25-30 minutes.
30 minutes later I had two warm loaves. Soda bread can be eaten straight out of the oven, though it is best eaten slightly warm after about 30 minutes cooling.