So called because it costs about 70p to make a large loaf of this bread (soda bread at the supermaket is much more expensive), and it also stays fresh for at least 5 days, my Oaty Austerity Soda Bread recipe is easy-peasy and very wholesome tasting. I actually prefer it to yeast-based bread, and at least it mostly tends to turn out okay for me (unlike yeast breads!).
This is a bread which is great to make if you're living alone, because of how long it lasts. I just wrap it well in foil and it still tastes good 5-6 days after baking. So one loaf lasts pretty much the week. For the price of making it, I can't grumble. Obviously the price is kept low if you use very basic, budget ingredients. Opting for fancy flours and organic oats and so on makes it less of an austerity option.