Brown Soda Bread

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recipe by Siofra F.

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 10mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 1 ratings

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 May 18, 2020


  • Whole wheat flour icon
    Whole wheat flour
    450 g (about 3 ½ cups)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    50 g (about ½ cup)
  • Salt icon
    1 tsp (about 6 g)
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    1 tsp (about 4.25 g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    1 tsp (about 4.65 g)
  • Wheat germ icon
    Wheat germ
    15 g (about 1 ¾ tbsp)
  • Pin head oats icon
    Pin head oats
    25 g (about 2 ½ tbsp)
  • Rolled oats icon
    Rolled oats
    40 g (about ¼ cup)
  • Buttermilk icon
    500 ml (about 500 g)


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

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 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, 200°C
  8. Transfer onto cooling rack until cool
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