This traditional soda bread only has four ingredients and comes together quickly without kneading. Great on its own or with caraway seeds, raisins, or nuts.
‣ 3 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, plus more for dusting bread (optional) ‣ 1 teaspoon salt ‣ 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
In a large bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and salt, then use a whisk to mix them together. If you’re adding any additional flavors or seds, do it now.
Adding a little at a time, pour the buttermilk in with the dry ingredients, mixing inbetween. The dough will be clumpy and a little hard to work with it, but keep stirring as best you can.
Dust a work area and your hands with flour, then bring over the soda bread dough. No need to knead the dough; just gently roll it into a smooth ball.
Spray a round baking pan with cooking spray, then drop the soda bread dough ball inside. Use your fingers to gently press the bread toward the edges, making it an even layer.
Score the top of the bread in a pattern you like (I just used an X), then cover the top with another round baking pan. Once done, bake!