Whole Wheat Soda Bread With Molasses and Stout

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    Total Time
    1hr 15mins
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based on 3 ratings

A dense, rich and delicious stout soda bread. Perfect with smoked salmon and cream cheese, or served toasted with marmalade.

recipe updated Mar 26, 2020


  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    60g (about 4¼ tbsp)
  • Molasses icon
    50g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Whole wheat flour icon
    Whole wheat flour
    300g (about 2¼ cups)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    150g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    10g (about 2⅛ tsp)
  • Oats icon
    30g (about 3⅛ tbsp)
  • Turbinado sugar icon
    Turbinado sugar
    50g (about 3¾ tbsp)
  • Stout icon
    304ml (1¼ cups)
  • Buttermilk icon
    100ml (½ cup)
  • Whole wheat flour icon
    Whole wheat flour
    as needed


  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Loaf pan - 9 x 5 x 3"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Grease a clean loaf pan
  3. Add salted butter and molasses to a clean saucepan
  4. Melt - low heat
  5. Add whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking soda, oats and turbinado sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  6. Mix until combined
  7. Make a well
  8. Add stout and buttermilk to the batter
  9. Transfer wet ingredients to batter
  10. Mix briefly until just combined
  11. Transfer batter to loaf pan
  12. Cut
  13. Dust with whole wheat flour
  14. Bake - 10 min, 200°C
  15. Reduce - 170°C
  16. Bake until hollow-sounding when tapped - 30 min, 170°C
  17. Let cool - 5 min
  18. Turn out on round wire rack until completely cool
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