Irish Brown Soda Bread

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recipe by John McEvoy

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 50mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 1 ratings

The perfect Irish brown soda bread

recipe updated Jun 12, 2020


  • Whole wheat flour icon
    Whole wheat flour
    544 g (about 4 ¼ cups)
  • White flour icon
    White flour
    113 g (about ¾ cup)
  • Pin head oats icon
    Pin head oats
    113 g (about ¾ cup)
  • Wheat germ icon
    Wheat germ
    56 g (about ½ cup)
  • Salt icon
    25 g (about 1 ⅜ tbsp)
  • Mixed seeds icon
    Mixed seeds
    56 g (about ½ cup)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    25 g (about 1 ¾ tbsp)
  • Buttermilk icon
    1 L (about 1 kg)


  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Loaf pan - 9 x 5 x 3"

Step preview

  1. Prepare 2 clean loaf pans with parchment paper
  2. Add whole wheat flour, white flour, pin head oats, wheat germ, salt, mixed seeds, baking soda and buttermilk to a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Mix in slowly until well combined then set aside
  4. Mix thoroughly until combined
  5. Pre-heat oven - 150°C
  6. Transfer half of content of large mixing bowl to 2 loaf pans
  7. Transfer the rest of content of large mixing bowl to 2 loaf pans
  8. Bake until browned and let cool - approx 1 hr, 150°C
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