Delicious Wheaten Soda Bread

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    55 min

    For best results with this soda bread recipe, handle the dough very lightly, and you will get 4 very delicious loaves.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 500g (1 1/4 lbs) wholemeal flour
    • 125g (4 1/4 oz) bread flour
    • 5 tablespoons porridge oats
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 600ml (1 pint) buttermilk

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C (gas mark 7). Lightly grease two baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together wholemeal flour, bread flour, oats, bicarbonate of 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 trays.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 to 45 minutes.
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    I had Irish Brown Soda Bread at an Irish restaurant in Cincinnati and thought it was delicious. I think that they may have sweetened their bread slightly, but I prefer not to have my bread sweetened. I have nothing else to compare this recipe to and assume by the comments from Andrea and another reviewer that this is quite authentic. My husband and I both enjoyed this bread quite well and I plan on making it again and again. I served it with whipped sweet butter and a dinner salad.  -  16 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    119

    This bread was so easy to make, & tasted great with the Irish stew we had on St Patrick's Day - I used the instant oats, & my second batch turned out better because I flattened out the loaves more - they really rise a lot, so need to start out at about one inch thick.  -  22 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    107

    At first I thought the dough was too gooey, but I stuck with the recipe, and the bread turned out great! My 5-year-old son gobbled up 3 pieces fresh out of the oven. And he's a very picky eater. It was even better the next day. This bread is not for people who like a light, fluffy bread. Our family has an Irish background, so this is just what we were looking for. Great with soup and salad.  -  07 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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