Wheaten soda bread recipes

Find recipes for traditional Irish wheaten bread and soda farls which you can whip up in no time. We have loads of easy wheaten loaf recipes to choose from, all from home cooks like you.

14 recipes



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20 reviews

I came up with this recipe for wheaten bread because I really enjoy the density of the bread, but prefer it to be a little less dry. My husband loves this bread with a bowl of tomato and lentil soup or with butter and cheese or with marmalade. It really is so easy to make and comes out perfectly every time! I hope you will enjoy it too!

Recipe by: laracucina

13 reviews

Quick and simple to make, freshly baked soda bread tastes terrific. In the version here it’s made with half wholemeal flour to give it a delicious coarse texture and nutty flavour. It goes well with butter and jam for breakfast, or with soups and salads for lunch. Or wedges can be split for favourite sandwich fillings.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

8 reviews

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.

Recipe by: Saoirse

7 reviews

My mum has been making this wheaten soda bread on a daily basis for the last 30 years - in fact, maybe more than that! Recently, she started sprinkling the dough with sesame and pumpkin seeds which adds a delicious nutty flavour to it.

Recipe by: Ita

3 reviews

This is a wheaten bread recipe I was taught by a professional chef with over 40 years experience within the catering industry. It has never failed me and I hope you find it useful also.

Recipe by: ruairifinnegan

3 reviews

These wheaten bread soda farls are easy to make. You may need more flour to shape the dough into a circle. Serve warm, buttered with jam. They freeze well and taste delicious toasted.

Recipe by: Ita

1 review

Deliciously moist Irish wheaten bread with hints of banana, strawberry and white chocolate. If you prefer, you can make this into scones rather than a loaf.

Recipe by: runnerbean89

1 review

With only one rising and no kneading, this bread couldn’t be simpler to make. It is based on the famous ‘Grant loaf’, invented in the 1940s by Doris Grant, who wanted to devise a quick, nutritious loaf that everyone could make at home. With its dense, moist texture, it is a filling bread that makes excellent toast.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

2 reviews

Easy for beginners. Traditional wheaten soda bread uses just a few ingredients, and is simple to shape and bake.

Recipe by: Carly52

No reviews

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

Recipe by: Andrea Doyle

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