Brown soda bread

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Brown soda bread

250g plain white flour

250g plain wholemeal flour

100g porridge oats

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp salt

25g butter, cut in cubes

500ml buttermilk

Heat oven to gas 6/ 180°C and sprinkle flour on a baking sheet.

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then rub in the butter.

Pour in the buttermilk and mix it in rapidly using a table knife, then bring the dough together very lightly with your fingertips (handle it very, very gently).

Shape it into a flat round loaf measuring 20cm/8in in diameter.

Place the loaf on the baking tray and and cut a cross in the top.  

Transfer to the oven to bake for 30-35 minutes until the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow once tapepd.  

Transfer to a wire rack, cover with a clean tea towel  and leave to cool. To serve, break into quarters and then cut into slices.

Serves
makes 1 loaf

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
35 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour

Recipe Type
Bread, Cakes & Baking, Easy, Healthy, Breakfast, Vegetarian

Cuisine
Irish

Special Info
Nut free, Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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