Recipe Idea for Irish Soda Bread


To make 1 5oog (1lb) loaf you will need.




275g (10oz) wholemeal flour

80g (3oz) strong white flour

1 teaspn bread soda (bicarbonate of soda)

Half a teaspn salt

1 teaspn brown sugar

1 egg

280ml (Half pint) buttermilk

50g (2oz) mixed seeds. Optional. E.g. linseed, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds




Pre heat the oven to Gas mark 5, 375oF (190oc)

A well greased 500g (1lb) loaf tin


Measure the dry ingredients into a large bowl, then beat the egg and buttermilk together and add to the dry ingredients.

Mix together well until you have a dropping consistency. Transfer the dough into the tin and gently level the top. Sprinkle with healthy seeds of your choice and bake in the centre of the oven for 50 minutes.

After a few minutes, turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

This loaf will keep well in a bread bin for 2 – 3 days but it’s best eaten on the day it’s made.

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