• one pound loaf tin
  • wooden spoon
  • mixing bowl
  • teaspoon
  • Oven pre-heated to 180°C


  • 1½ cups of plain flour
  • 1 cup of wheatenmeal
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 level teaspoon of bread soda
  • 1 small egg
  • ¾ cup of butter milk
  • spoon of butter or margarine to grease tin


  • Grease the loaf tin thoroughly with butter or margarine.
  • Put the wheatenmeal, flour, salt and bread soda into the mixing bowl.
  • Lift the contents of the bowl through your fingers to let air into the mixture and to thoroughly mix the dry ingredients.
  • Add the egg and milk and mix to a dough with the wooden spoon.
  • Put mixture in tin and bake at 200°C for 25-30 minutes.
  • Turn out onto a baking tray and leave to cool.

Note: Most people would be more likely to have a 2lb loaf tin rather than the very small 1lb tin we use at the farm. Just double the ingredients if you are using a 2lb tin. Otherwise if you wish you can use a flat tin and form the mixture into a round cake for baking, marking a cross on the top with a knife, for easy cutting.

White Soda Bread

Same as Brown Soda Bread except replace the wheatenmeal with plain flour (2 and ½ cups of plain flour altogether).