450g Plain White Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Pre heat oven to 250'C
Sieve all the dry ingredients and make a well in the centre. Add the buttermilk. Using your hands, mix together until it forms a soft dough.
Turn out onto a floured board and form into a round loaf shape. Cut a deep cross on the loaf and prick with a fork.
Bake for 15mins then turn down oven to 200'C for 30mins until cooked. To test if it is done, tap the loaf - if cooked it should sound hollow. Cool on a wire rack.
Soda bread is best eaten on the day it is made.