Memphis' Irish Soda Bread & Butter

Find out how to make this delicious recipe!


What you will need

  • 300 Mililitres of Double Cream
  • 300 Grams of Wholemeal flour
  • 225 Mililitres of Milk 
  • 200 Grams of Plain Flour
  • Small handful of Chives 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda 
  • 2 Teaspoons of Honey 
  • 1 Lemon


Before you start cooking, remember to wash your hands! 


1. First pour the double cream into a jar and shake to seperate the butter from the buttermilk. 

2.  Line a seive with a piece of muslin or a clean cloth, then add the butter and buttermilk and gently squeeze all of the buttermilk into a jug. 

3. Now put the butter into a bowl, add the chopped chives and a pinch of salt and stir everything together. 

4. Now add some more buttermilk to the jug, squeeze in the halves of lemon and add the honey. Then give everything a stir and set to the one side. 

5. Add a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to a bowl of plain flour. 

6. Now add the plain flour to the wholemeal flour, then add a teapsoon of salt, pour in the buttermilk and stir. 

7. Shape the dough into a ball and place onto an oven tray, and make a deep cross on top for good luck!

8. Ask a grown up to place into the oven for 40 minutes. 

9. Allow to cool before slicing and serving with homemade butter.