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.

"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

Tasty but needs to be altered a bit

Really like the flavor and I always add currants or chopped raisins, & put cornmeal on the bottom of bake pan. However, it is very moist, and the bake times are off. I don't think the initial 20 mins at 450 are accurate. Just made it following instructions for the 4th time, and next time will only do 400 degrees for 30 mins.

Good flavor, quick to make
ratios off

This recipe is way off.

like soup

It is baking now after I added oatmeal and flax meal to thicken it somewhat. It was still soupy and I poured it into an 8"square pan to bake.

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
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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