Traditional Brown Soda Bread

  • Yield : One loaf

This is a delicious, easy and very healthy bread


  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 1 teaspoon bread soda, sieved
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Bord Bia Quality Assured Egg
  • 350 ml buttermilk, approx
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablesp. sesame seeds or pinhead porridge oats (optional topping)


Step 1

Method Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400°F). Mix the flour, bread soda and salt together in a bowl. Combine the 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.

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