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.
Used different ingredients. This is a great recipe! For a more 'crumbly' and less dense texture, you can substitute soft flour (cake flour) for the strong white flour in the recipe. Irish wheat has a lower gluten content than other countries' wheat, so using cake flour reproduces the consistency of Irish wheaten better. You can also vary the relative amounts of wholemeal and white flour to get different consistencies, I tend to increase the proportion of white flour, but that's because I use coarse wholemeal rather than wholemeal flour - it gives it a more 'nutty' taste. - 22 Feb 2009
I made this bread this morning and being Irish myself I know my soda bread and this was delicious and really easy to make - 17 Mar 2011
Great bread. Reminds me of my grandmother's. - 12 Dec 2011