Irish Brown Soda Bread

Irish Brown Soda Bread


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Having seen all the recipes purporting to be 'Irish Soda Bread' I needed to give all of you the real Irish recipe for this wonderful bread. It doesn't have currants or carraway seeds and is the simplest recipe ever. Because it must only be handled very lightly, it can never be made in a bread machine.

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  • 4 C. whole wheat flour
  • 1 C. bread flour
  • 1/3 C. rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 C. buttermilk

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease two baking sheets. In a large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, white flour, rolled oats, baking soda and salt. Gently mix in the buttermilk until a soft dough is formed. Knead very lightly. Divide dough into 4 pieces; form into rounded flat loaves. Mark each loaf with an 'X' and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30-45 minutes.

Reviews (1)

  • This is wonderful! I have made it twice nice and we love it. It's easy and thank goodness, no caraway seeds! Try it, you'll like it too, easy to slice, wonderful as toast

    Flag as inappropriate Rebecca007  |  July 11, 2008

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