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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

22 Reviews for Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

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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09/28/2009
Anonymous

Great recipe! I followed it exactly as printed and was very pleased with the result. It's the easiest bread I ever made!

Sue, Bellefonte, PA

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

In regard to the recipe shown: I use same amount of flour, but use 1/2 t. salt, 1 1/2 t. bak soda, 1 t. bak powder, 1/4 c. sugar, 1 T caraway, 1 c. raisins. Knead lightly on floured surface, make round loaf and put in greased wrought iron pan making deep cross in it. Brush w/ buttermilk and i put green sugar in the cross for effect. Bake 375 45-50 min

JB, Garrison, MT

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