Buckwheat Soda Bread Recipe

This was my first attempt at making my own bread and a very successful one! It's a recipe a few people have asked me for so I thought I'd just share it on here for everyones enjoyment :)


600g buckwheat flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 2/3 tbspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons xanthan gum

1 teaspoon vinegar

3 tbspoon oil (I used rapeseed)

500ml milk (I used unsweetened almond)

2 tbspoons any gluten free flour - I used spelt flour as I'm not gluten intolerant

Method: Pre-heat over 180 degrees (fan) 

1. Mix together flour, salt, baking powder and xanthan gum

2. Stir vinegar and oil into the milk

3. Add milk mix to the flour and knead

4. Dust a baking tray or loaf tin with flour and scatter some over the dough

5. Roll dough into a 25cm/10" cylinder and place on tray/tin

6. Bake in pre-heated oven for 75/85 mins

7. Remove from over and cool on wire rack - cover in a clean kitchen towel to keep the crust soft

This recipe can be suitable for coeliacs if using gluten free flour as there is no wheat or yeast. Don't let the name 'buckwheat' confuse you as it is not actually from the same family as wheat and not considered a grain or a cereal. 

Have fun baking and eating! xxx