Traditional Irish Brown Soda Bread
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Irish
  • For the bread mix:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 c sour milk
  • For the top of the bread:
  • sprinkle:
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oregano
  • parsley
  1. Preheat your oven to 450.
  2. Mix the wheat flour, white flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.
  3. Pour in the milk and form a ball of dough.
  4. If you are using a cast iron skillet be sure to oil your pan, for this recipe an oil mixture of balsamic vinegar and Italian herbs pairs nicely.
  5. If you are using a baking sheet use non stick cooking spray or put some oil on a paper towel and wipe your sheet with it.
  6. Place the dough ball on your pan/sheet and slightly press down to form the soda bread shape.
  7. Make the criss cross shape to bless your bread.
  8. For a loaf of bread this size bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, oregano and parsley.
  10. Reduce the temperature to 400 and cook for another 10 minutes, or until the bread is cooked.
  11. You will know your bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped.
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