Try this at home! Our how-to soup and soda bread recipe

Red Lentil Soup and Homemade Soda Bread Recipe Kit, cooked and ready to eat

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300g Red lentils
300ml Buttermilk
2 Carrots
2 Onions
100g Spinach
2 Celery sticks
1 Egg
1 Veg stock cube
1 MK Soup Mix: 20g garlic & ginger paste, 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (add more to taste)
1 MK soda bread flour mix: 250g wholemeal flour, 100g plain flour, 50g coarse oatmeal, 1tsp bicarb, 1tsp sugar


Preheat the oven to 200°C / 190°C fan / 400°F / gas mark 6.

Lightly flour a baking tray.

Crack an egg into a bowl and whisk.

Add the buttermilk, ½ a teaspoon of salt and whisk to combine.

Add the MK soda bread flour mix (or each ingredient as stated in the list) and stir to bring together.

Shape into a round ball, place on your baking tray and flatten to a disk, 6 to 7cm thick and score.

Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until a firm crust has developed.

Dice your carrots, celery and onion into 1cm pieces.

Put a large pan over a medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.

Add the diced onion and saute for 3 minutes.

Add the celery and carrot and continue to cook for 6 minutes.

Add the ginger, garlic and chilli paste.

Add 1.8 litres of vegetable stock and lentils.

Bring to boil and then simmer for 8 minutes.

When the soup is done, leave off the heat until the bread is ready then heat up, season and stir through the spinach.

After 35 minutes, check the bread is done. Turn it upside down and give the base a tap, it should sound hollow, cook longer if not.

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1 comment

  • Xenia

    I cooked it this week. It was delicious! Very easy to make and a perfect midweek meal. I felt so nourished afterwards, and I never realised soda bread was this straightforward. I found I needed a little extra flour than what was given, luckily I had some on hand.

    To spice up this recipe with some extra flavours, before adding the onion to the hot oil, I added mustard seeds, cumin and coriander. I waited for a few minutes for them to pop, then added the onion. Later, after adding the boiling water and stock, I dropped in a few curry leaves. It really brought out the taste! Yum.

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