Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread is a beautiful way to celebrate Irish heritage and the Celtic myths that have shaped so much of modern witchcraft. And it's easy and delicious. It's gonna be awesome.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Irish
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Units Scale
  • 250 grams plain wholemeal flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 250 grams plain or all-purpose white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, aka bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 420 ml (1-3/4 cup) buttermilk


  1. Add the white and wheat flours to a large mixing bowl along with the baking soda and salt. Stir this together to incporate all the dry ingredients.
  2. Add the buttermilk to your dry mixture and use a wooden spoon or a spatula to mix it together into a shaggy dough.
  3. Turn your dough out onto a countertop and use your hands to press it together into a round loaf. You want to press firmly, but don't knead the dough. Once you've brought it all together into a round shape, transfer it to a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  4. Use a sharp knife to cut a criss cross into the dough about halfway down.
  5. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes (though you can start baking sooner if needed) and preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). 
  6. Bake the loaf for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy on top. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. 


Keywords: Irish Soda Bread

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