This crust is an absolute revolution to make dinner for your family in a flash.  Making the dough is effortless, and it can be rolled out in minutes.  Soda bread Pizza is a traditional  Irish soda bread reimagined, and since it’s leavened with baking soda instead of yeast, it never fails to produce a flakey crust.  Just try it with salty meats and cheeses, and I promise you will not be disappointed..

Here is the recipe for Irish Soda Bread Pizza:


  • (for the pizza dough) – this will make one 10’pizza
  • 300 g plain white flour (1 ¾ cups plus 2 Tbsp)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of sea salt
    200ml buttermilk (just less than a cup)
  • (for the topping)
  • Small jar of pizza tomato sauce
  • OR (to make your own tomato sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 15 oz tomato sauce (Plus 2 Tbsp water)
  • 6 oz can tomato paste.
  • 1 Tbsp Italian mixed herbs (oregano, marjoram, rosemary)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt and a pinch of baking soda
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper.
  • (for the toppings)
  • 150 g Cheese (I like to use 100 g Mozzarella and 50g Irish cheddar)
  • Salami (thinly sliced)
  • Optional toppings ideas (basil, thinly sliced onions, red peppers, ham, olives, bacon)

How to make it:


  1. To make the pizza dough preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Measure the flour and salt into a large bowl and sieve in the baking soda.
  3. Make a well in the center and slowly add in the buttermilk, using a knife to make a sticky dough.
  4. Lightly flour a dry surface and transfer the dough from the bowl. Knead the dough gently, and roll with a rolling pin, and then press into a flat pizza tray.
  5. Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza base. Place the meats and any vegetables next and finally top with the cheeses.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until the base is cooked through and the topping is golden brown.
  7. (PS. For the optional homemade Tomato Sauce: Cook the onion and garlic together with the olive oil for 2 minutes and then add the rest of the ingredients and simmer gently for 15 minutes).

As always enjoy!

Shamrock and Peach (Judith)