Wholemeal Bread

This is one of Ireland’s most famous bread . It is served in nearly every restaurant and is the  best accompaniment to a bowl of soup or tiger prawns sauteed in garlic butter.



Makes 1 loaf

*450 grs of coarse wholemeal flour

*175 grs of plain white flour

*1 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda

*1 tsp of salt

*450 ml of buttermilk



1.In a large bowl mix together the two flours ,salt and bicarbonate of soda .

2.Scoop out a well in the flour and add the buttermilk, mix with your hands until obtaining a dough.

3.Place the dough on a floured surface and shape in a 20 cm diameter oval shape .

4.Place on an oiled tray and cook in a preheated oven 45 minutes at 200 degrees celcius or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the base.



One thought on “Wholemeal Bread

  1. I make all our bread but usually of the conventional kind, ie with yeast, wholemeal of course, but Irish soda bread is what I make when we’ve run out and no time to make the leavened kind. It’s so quick and easy and delicious. The problem with it it doesn’t keep; you have to eat it the same day as made, preferably hot straight out of the oven, so being only two of us I usually make a loaf about half your recipe. As you say, the perfect accompniment to hot soup, of any kind.

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