Brown Soda Bread

Recipe from my granny in Connemara

Alanna Doherty

Brown Soda with tea
Drawing by Alanna Doherty
Drawing by Alanna Doherty
6th class

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.

Original Writing

This page was added on 13/02/2018.

Comments about this page

  • Great recipe, will have to make it. Well done what an incredible project, a credit to you all at Belmont National Schoool and Miltown Heritage!

    By Clare Horgan (12/03/2018)

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