Irish Soda Bread`


350g/12oz Odlums Coarse Ground Wholemeal
125g/4oz Odlums Cream Flour
15g/1/2 oz Odlums Wheatgerm (optional)
275-425ml/1/2-3/4pt Buttermilk or Sour Cream
1 tsp Bread Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
25g/1oz Odlums Bran (optional) 


  1. Sieve the cream flour, salt and bread soda into a bowl. Mix in the wholemeal, wheatgerm and bran, if used. Add enough milk to make a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured board. Knead until the mixture comes together smoothly. Place dough on a floured baking sheet. Cut a cross over the top.
  2. Place in a central oven position and bake in a preheated oven 400°F, 200°C, Gas 6 for approx. 40 mins. When baked the bread will have a hollow sound if tapped on the base. Cool on a wire tray. A dry tea towel wrapped around the bread at this stage helps to give a softer crust.

Recipe Notes:

  • Bread can also be baked in a 7″ deep cake tin.