Irish Soda Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    small loaves
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in

By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

When made with freshly-milled organic wholemeal flour, soda bread has an excellent flavour. I like the loaf cut in thick slices when still warm from the oven. But if you wait until the following day, the bread can be sliced thinly. This version with rolled oats in the mixture has a slightly more open texture than an entirely wholemeal loaf.

In Ireland, soda bread is traditionally mixed with buttermilk – the liquid produced when churning cream into butter. However, it’s worth noting