Brown soda bread

Brown soda bread


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About this recipe: Beautiful brown bread. This brown soda bread is easy to make, even at the last minute. Cut a nice thick slice off and slightly warm through and then thickly spread the butter on.

declinb County Louth, Ireland

Makes: 1 loaf

  • 225g plain flour
  • 225g wholemeal flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 25g softened margarine, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 300ml milk

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking tray.
  2. Sift the plain flour, wholemeal flour, bicarb, cream of tartar and salt into the bowl; mix well.
  3. Add the margarine and rub into the mix until crumbly.
  4. Now stir in your milk to form a soft but not a sticky dough.
  5. Dust your hands with a little flour and bring the dough together and shape into a ball.
  6. Place the ball onto the baking tray and flatten slightly and cut a cross in the top of the dough to make into quarters.
  7. Now bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and risen and the base sounds hollow when the loaf is lifted. Wear an oven glove or a tea-towel and tap with your knuckles. Cool on a wire rack and allow to cool. I hope you enjoy.

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Reviews (3)


very good and very easy - 16 Oct 2012


Quick and easy - great flavor and perfect under butter or jam. - 06 Mar 2012


have to say quick and easy and my 2 year old loves it.. - 15 Dec 2011

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