Brown Soda Bread

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recipe by Siofra F.

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A delicious one-bowl traditional Irish soda bread. Try experimenting by adding different seeds and grains to the mix. The bread can be frozen whole or in slices.

recipe updated Jun 7, 2019


  • Whole wheat flour icon
    Whole wheat flour
    450g (about 3½ cups)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    50g (about ½ cup)
  • Salt icon
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    1 tsp (4g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    1 tsp (5g)
  • Wheat germ icon
    Wheat germ
    1¾ tbsp (about 15g)
  • Pin head oats icon
    Pin head oats
    2½ tbsp (about 25g)
  • Rolled oats icon
    Rolled oats
    4⅛ tbsp (about 40g)
  • Buttermilk icon
    2⅛ cups (about 500ml)


  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Loaf pan - 9 x 5 x 3"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat - 200°C
  2. Add whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt, caster sugar, baking soda, wheat germ, pin head oats and rolled oats to a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Mix until combined
  4. Add buttermilk to the mixture
  5. Mix until well combined
  6. Transfer mixture to loaf pan and gently pat into pan
  7. Bake until hollow-sounding when tapped - 55 min, 100°C
  8. Transfer onto cooling rack until cool
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