Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Irish Soda Bread


Traditional-style quick bread, made with whole spelt flour [or kamut flour for type O non-secretors].

  • 3/4 cup soy milk [or other BTD compliant milk]
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups whole spelt flour [or other BTD compliant flour]
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder [Baking Powder Recipe Variations]
  • butter [or ghee] (to grease pan)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat milk until just warm (about 30 seconds in the microwave).
  3. Add lemon juice.
  4. Set aside to 'clabber' while preparing remaining ingredients.
  5. Grease a baking sheet or pan.
  6. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  7. Add the milk. The dough should be soft but not too sticky (add a little flour or water if necessary). Knead the dough gently for about 1 minute.
  8. Shape the dough into a round loaf, place it on the pan, and slash the top a couple of times with a knife.
  9. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
  10. Let cool before eating.


  11. Best within a day or two.
  12. Excellent with butter and jam, or a hearty soup.
  13. Can be frozen.