Irish Whole Wheat Soda Bread Recipe

Step 1

Combine the dry ingredients and mix thouroughly to distribute the soda and baking powder, then add enough buttermilk to make a soft dough but firm enough to hold its shape. Knead on a lightly floured board for 2 or 3 minutes, until quite smooth and velvety. Form into a round loaf and place in a well buttered 8 inch cake pan or on a well buttered cookie sheet. Cut a cross on the top of the loaf with a very sharp floured knife. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the loaf is nicely browned and sounds hollow when rapped with the knuckles.

(The cross will have spread open which is characteristic of soda bread.)

From _Beard on Bread_.

Things You'll Need

  • 3c Flour, whole wheat
  • 1c Flour, all purpose
  • 1tb Salt
  • 1ts Baking soda
  • 3/4ts Baking powder
  • 1 1/2c Buttermilk, yogurt, or milk
  • -soured with lemon juice

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