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Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

April/May 2005, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Soda breads are hearty Irish staples - wholemeal flour with large flakes of bran and wheat germ, or white flour or a mixture leavened with baking soda and moistened with buttermilk. The acid in the buttermilk reacts with the baking soda, which is an alkali, creating bubbles of carbon dioxide which rise the bread. Soda breads have the heft of a yeast bread but are made in minutes and the dough can be shaped into scones or a round loaf, depending on the occasion. Originally it would have been baked in a bastible (pot oven) over the open fire.



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"I love this bread. I use it mostly for toast and with soup meals. It is easy to make, hearty and healthy. "
Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread Recipe

19 Reviews for Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

03/17/2014
Anonymous
Wonderful Bread

I made this for my St. Patrick's Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage and it was delicious. Followed recipe as written and it came out perfect. Only minor change was I baked the bread for 25 minutes instead of 30-35. I look forward to making this again, not only for St. Patrick's Day but for other meals as well.

Easy to make, delicious
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11/28/2013
real bread

It is really quick, healthy, haw excellent taste, and you can improvise to taste by adding i.e. sessame seeds etc.

quick, healthy, excellent taste, you can improvise to taste
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03/06/2013
Anonymous
Bread for a Hearty Soup

Can't get over the taste with only 4 items. Very fast to prepare and ready when the recipe said it would. We ate with soup and being on a low calorie diet it was perfect.

Moist for a soda Bread
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10/29/2011
Anonymous

I love this bread. I use it mostly for toast and with soup meals. It is easy to make, hearty and healthy.

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03/16/2010

Terrific recipe, followed exactly and it really tasted delicious. Add a little bit of butter and/or some Maine blueberry jam and you have an awesome breakfast!

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