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Soda bread – fun recipes fussy eaters and picky eaters

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Soda bread

Soda bread is super simple, doesn’t require any yeast or kneading and should tick boxes for many fussy eaters.

Mine is brown as I’ve used a whole meal flour, but any flour would work.

The texture and taste are a combination of bread and scone (I think!).

Perfect to make with the children as preparation is easy and it doesn’t take long to cook.


2 cups flour
¾ tsp baking soda (hence the name)
¾ tsp salt
Just under cup of buttermilk (I made by adding ½ tbs of lemon juice to full fat milk and allowing it to sit for 15 mins. It does go a bit curdled – whole point – so be aware as it could be off putting for some. You could use white vinegar in place of lemon juice).

Mix dry ingredients well in a bowl.
Add the buttermilk
Mix until combined and form into a dough
Press out onto a silicon sheet or baking paper (I used a rolling pin to help)
Shape and press/roll until approx. 2 ½ cms thick
Score with a knife so it can be cut into pieces
Place in a 200˚ fan forced oven (or 210˚ regular)
Bake for approx. 20 mins (should sound hollow when knocked on the bottom)
Cool. Cut. Serve!

Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
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