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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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

19 Reviews for Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

03/16/2010
Anonymous

So delicious! I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out without any sugar, but it was delicious. This will definitely become a staple in our house long after St. Patrick's Day.
Elizabeth, Philadelphia, PA

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

Delicious!! :-) As another reader has posted here, I only baked the bread for 35 minutes total (15 min. at 450 degrees F., 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.) and it came out great. I think that my oven does tend to bake things quickly, though. I did the "toothpick test" at 35 min. and the bread was ready.

Liz Davenport, Upland, CA

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

this bread is great! Followed directions exactly, turned out great.

jack's mama, cincinnati, oh

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

Good texture and taste. A hearty bread that's easy to make. The ingredient measurements were perfect!

Jo-Anne K., New York City, NY

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

I made this along with the Irish Lamb Stew. Both came out great for our St. Patrick's Day potluck. I will make these again next year!

Andrea, Webster, TX

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