Sweet Wholemeal Bread

    1 hour 15 min

    This slightly sweet buttermilk wholemeal bread has no yeast, so it's ready in a flash.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 500g wholemeal flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 dessertspoon salt
    • 2 dessertspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 litre buttermilk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease two 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tins.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together plain flour, wholemeal flour, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, dissolve bicarbonate of soda in buttermilk. Stir buttermilk into flour mixture. Beat well. Pour batter into prepared tins.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for one hour.

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    Very tasty bread and so easy to make. Made one yesterday and had to make more today!!!  -  29 Nov 2013


    I made this delicious quick bread twice...the first time as printed, so I would know how it should taste, the second I used 2/3 cup honey because my husband prefers it to white sugar and added 1 more teaspoon baking soda (because of the honey). Both times it was very tasty. In fact, my husband has asked that I bake this bread instead of serving store-bought. To top that, my sweet mother-in-law insisted on taking the second loaf home with her! High praise indeed from a retired professional baker and a lady who raised a large family on homemade bread!  -  24 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A hearty bread which is very easy to make. I found it a little too sweet; next time I'll use less sugar.  -  19 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)