Irish Brown Soda Bread

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This is the real thing! Because it must only be handled very lightly, it can never be made in a bread machine.


  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups buttermilk


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). 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 to 45 minutes.

Prep time: 10 mins / Cooking time: 45 mins / Total time: 55 mins

Serving: 12 / Yield: 4 – 10 ounce loaves

Calories: 164.5

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