Soda bread rolls

Soda bread rolls
  • Low phosphate
  • Low potassium
  • Low protein
  • Vegetarian
  • Lunch
  • Main meal
  • 1 hour or less
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This super simple soda bread recipe is ready in less than an hour with no yeast or kneading required! Made with just 6 ingredients and a mix of wholemeal and white flour.


170g wholemeal flour

170g strong bread flour

20g unsalted butter

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Β½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

300ml natural yoghurt

10ml milk


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180Β°C/gas mark 5. Line a baking tray. Melt the butter in the microwave or in a saucepan.

  2. Step 2

    Mix the flours, melted butter, bicarbonate of soda and pepper in a large bowl and stir to combine well.

  3. Step 3

    Stir in the yoghurt and then use your hands to mix together until a soft dough forms.

  4. Step 4

    With lightly floured hands, shape into 10 rolls and put on the lined baking sheet, so the rolls are almost touching. Brush each roll with a little milk.

  5. Step 5

    Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden brown.

  6. Step 6

    Take the rolls out of the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool before serving.

Food facts

The main sources of carbohydrate in this recipe are the flour and sugar. Carbohydrate values have been provided for those trained in insulin adjustment.

Most breads are low in both potassium and phosphate, providing they are free of nuts, seeds and/or dried fruit. A one-roll serving is low in both potassium and phosphate. If you are following a low potassium and/or a low phosphate diet, consider what you serve with this bread carefully. Avoid high potassium/phosphate fillings, toppings, or accompaniments. If you have also been prescribed with a phosphate binder, ensure you take them as prescribed.

This recipe is the equivalent to two slices of the average supermarket bread in terms of potassium, phosphate, and calories. Be mindful of how many rolls or slices of bread you have as more than one may be too much.

Bread is generally a low protein food, if you have been advised to reduce your protein then choose a low protein accompaniment or limit the amount of protein you serve with the bread. If, however you have been advised to increase your protein, then a bean, pulse or lentil based spread such as hummus would make a suitable higher protein accompaniment.

Once cooled, store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Alternatively, freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost thoroughly before using.

If you prefer, you can make a large loaf of bread to slice. After step 3, form the dough into a loaf shape and place on the baking tray. Cut a couple of deep slits across the top and brush with milk. Dust with a little extra flour and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until risen and golden brown. Take out of the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Slice into 10 portions and serve.