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Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread

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“This super easy and quick to make soda bread tastes lovely and is the perfect accompaniement to soup or stew or some hearty cheese. I like that there is neither sugar nor fat in this recipe and it still comes out moist and yummy.”
1 small loaf

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a big bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center.
  2. Add buttermilk and stir to combine. Knead into a smooth, shaggy dough. If the dough is too wet, add more flour, if it is too dry, add a tad more buttermilk.
  3. On a lightly floured surface roll into a ball. Place on a paper-lined baking sheet and slightly pat down.
  4. Make a cross on top using a sharp knife. Sprinkle some flour on top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for about 25 minutes checking in near the end to prevent overbrowning. If a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, it is ready. Alternatively you can tap it on the bottom and if it sounds hollow, it is ready.
  6. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. This is best eaten the day it is made, but will keep wrapped in a clean tea towel for a few days.

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