Traditional Brown Soda Bread

August 6, 2018

This is a lovely and simple brown bread recipe, an ideal way to start a weekend morning. Bord Bia offers some great traditional recipes and this is one of my favourites. Not only it the bread really tasty and healthy but the smell that fills the kitchen is heavenly.

  • ‍250g wholemeal flour
  • ‍200g plain white flour
  • 1 teaspoon bread soda sieved
  • 1  teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 350ml Cloná buttermilk,
  • approx.1 teaspoon Honey
  • Olive oil for coating
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Bread tin
  • ‍Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400°F).
  • Mix the Dry Ingredients (flour, bread soda and salt) together in a bowl.  
  • Combine the Wet Ingredients (egg with the buttermilk and honey)
  • Then mix into the flour.  
  • Add a little more buttermilk if the mixture is dry – it should be a soft dough.  
  • Then pour the lot into a lightly oiled loaf tin.  Sprinkle the sesame seeds or porridge oats over the top of the loaf if using.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes.  
  • To know when it is cooked simply tap the bottom of the loaf – it will sound hollow when it is fully cooked. Remove from the tin and wrap in a clean tea towel while cooling.  
  • This will keep the crust soft.

Recipe source: Bord Bia

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