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Traditional Brown Soda Bread

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This is a delicious, easy and very healthy bread. 

Traditional Brown Soda Bread 

Ingredients

  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 1 teasp. bread soda, sieved
  • 1 teasp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 350ml buttermilk, approx.
  • 1 teasp. Honey

Optional Topping:

  • 1 tablesp. sesame seeds or pinhead porridge oats

To Cook

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400°F).

Mix the flour, bread soda and salt together in a bowl.  Combine the egg with the buttermilk and honey then mix into the flour.  Add a little more buttermilk if the mixture is dry – it should be a soft dough.  Then pour the lot into a lightly oiled loaf tin.  Sprinkle the sesame seeds or porridge oats over the top of the loaf if using. 

Bake for 45-50 minutes.  To know when it is cooked simply tap the bottom of the loaf – it will sound hollow when it is fully cooked. Remove from the tin and wrap in a clean tea towel while cooling.  This will keep the crust soft.