Irish wheaten bread

    40 min

    This is a wholemeal version of soda bread, locally called wheaten bread. This is made into a small round loaf and is my favourite type. Very quick and easy to make too! It's delicious with butter and honey or a slice of Chedder and thinly sliced red onion.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 350g wholemeal flour
    • 100g strong white flour
    • 300ml buttermilk
    • 1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda (not baking powder)
    • 1-2 tsp salt to taste
    • 1-2 tsp sugar to taste
    • 50g porridge oats (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees C.
    2. Sift flours, salt, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and oats (if using) together in a bowl.
    3. Add buttermilk and mix into a dough (you need to use your hands, don't over knead or it will produce a tough loaf, you just want to mix the ingredients together).
    4. Form into a ball.
    5. Place onto a greased baking tray.
    6. Cut half way through the loaf with a sharp knife then again the other way to form a cross. This splits the bread into crusty sections.
    7. Cook for 30 mins, if you dont like your bread very crusty cover with foil for the last 5 minutes or so. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped.
    8. Let it cool on a wire rack for 10-15 mins.
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