Fruit & Cinnamon Soda Loaf

This is one of those super simple, chill day recipes that will give you a lovely comfy felling and make your house smell divine!



You’ll need:

  • medium/large mixing bowl
  • fork
  • cup and spoon measures
  • regular loaf tin



  • 2 & 1/2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking soda (aka bicarbonate of soda or bread soda)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of dried fruit of your choice – I prefer sultanas
  • 1 & 1/2 to 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 beaten egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, butter the loaf tin and dust with some flour.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in the bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and 3/4 of the buttermilk and combine together using the fork – it should be a soft mixture with no visible dry flour, add the rest of the buttermilk if you need to.
  4. Scrape the mixture into the loaf and bake for 45 to 55 mins until dark golden brown & a tap on the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow.
  5. Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.

** TIP** If you don’t like a hard crust, wrap the loaf in a tea towel to cool


Best enjoyed with lashings of real butter and big mug of hot tea 🙂

Emma x


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