Brown Soda Bread
Recipe from my granny in Connemara
This is a delicious recipe of brown soda bread.
- 1 cup white (all purpose) flour
- 3 cups coarse brown (whole wheat) flour
- 1½ tsp of bread (baking) soda
- 1¼ tsp salt
- 1¼ cups buttermilk (approximately)
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre. Gradually add the buttermilk using a wooden spoon. Sprinkle some extra flour onto a board and place the dough on it. Knead the dough lightly and shape it into a circle. Cut a deep cross in the top of the bread and prick each corner with a fork. Place the bread on a pre-heated tray and bake on a gas 6 for 35 mins. The bread should sound hollow top and bottom when fully cooked. Wrap the bread in a clean tea towel and leave to cool.
Lovely with butter, jam and tea.