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brown irish soda bread

Brown Irish Soda Bread

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x



  • 400g (14oz) wholemeal flour
  • 100g (3.5oz) plain white flour
  • 1 tsp bread soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500ml (1.05 pint) buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon treacle


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160c/315f
  2. In a mixing bowl sieve together your flour, bread soda, and salt.
  3. Next mix together your buttermilk and treacle. Give it a good whisk to make sure it’s thoroughly mixed.
  4. Beat the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix the dough well.
  5. Place the dough into an 8 inch loaf tin, dust with flour, and cut a cross about a half inch deep across the top of the bread to help it cook more evenly.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven @160c for 50 minutes to an hour.
  7. You’ll know your bread is cooked when you tap the bottom and theres a hollow sound. Alternatively pierce the center of the bread with a knife and if it comes out clean then you know it’s ready.