Richard Corrigan’s soda bread loaf

15 Mar 2021 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Luxury London

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with a traditional soda bread recipe from Irish chef Richard Corrigan – and follow his advice on how to serve it: "Don’t even think of putting dairy spread on it. This bread

Makes one large loaf


250g plain flour10g salt15g sodium bicarbonate150g whole meal flour150g jumbo oat flakes1 tbsp clear honey1 tbsp black treacle500ml buttermilk


1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.2. Combine all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Make a well in the centre, then mix in the honey, treacle and buttermilk, working everything together lightly with your hands until you have a loose, wet dough.3. Flour your hands and shape the dough into a round and lift it onto the lined baking sheet. Cut a cross in the top (as the loaf cooks this will help to separate it into quarters). 4. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when you tap the base with your knuckles.5. Transfer to a wire rack, cover with a damp cloth and leave to cool.