Irish soda bread

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Irish soda bread
This recipes is versatile and can be made with garlic, herbs, sea salt or even cheese.

200g of wholegrain flour

275g strong white flour

350 ml buttermilk

1 generous tsp of bicarbonate of soda

1 large egg

1 tsp honey

A pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Grease and flour a 900g loaf tin.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and if using (your star ingredient of choice). 

In a separate bowl, add the buttermilk and then whisk in the egg and honey.

Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture, and then pour in the wet mixture.

If the dough is a bit sticky, add in a little flour.

Using a wooden spoon, bring the mix together to form a dough.

Shape into a rough oval and place in the loaf tin.

Sprinkle with a little flour on top and bake in the oven for 35 minutes.

The bread is ready when you can turn it out onto a wire rack.

Tap the bottom to ensure you hear a hollow sound then cool before slicing.

Makes 1 loaf

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Eggs, Honey

Recipe Type

Irish, Traditional Irish

Level of Difficulty

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