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Recipe for Irish wheaten bread

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Wheaten bread is the term Northern Irish people use for brown soda bread. This is a recipe that I saved from my home economics class in school. I think that wheaten bread is delicious served with a bowl of soup, smoked salmon or prawn cocktails. My personal favourite is when it is just fresh out of the oven and I put some butter and jam on it – yummy! Get cooking and please let me know what you think!

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
300 grams of whole wheat bread flour
100 grams of plain flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
60 grams of butter
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
300 ml of buttermilk
1 tablespoon of rolled oats


1.      Preheat your oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6.
2.      Place the flours, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and stir to combine.
3.      Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
4.      Add the sugar and stir to combine.
5.      Gradually add in the buttermilk until you get soft, but not sticky, dough.
6.      Turn it out onto a floured surface, and briefly knead the dough (with your knuckles). Pop the dough into a lightly floured 20 cm cake tin, and shape into a round.
7.      Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
8.      Leave to cool on a wire rack for as long as you can bear and enjoy!


Have you ever made bread?


Manaly's picture
Manaly 29 August, 2016 - 11:37

Yeah i do usually bake bread in weekend. My grandma taught me how to make it but most of the times i buy it.

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gianggiang 1 December, 2015 - 12:15

No, I haven't. When I get up late, I buy bread instead of having breakfast. They are very delicious ( because they are expensive.)

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hadia 1 September, 2016 - 15:47

I'm really sorry Jo, i commented twice. Please delete the second one. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Thanks, Hadia

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Elsa007 1 December, 2015 - 08:13

No, unfortunately. Actually, there are a few good bakery shops in my neighbor, so buying would be much easier than cooking for mom. I love any kind of delicious bread! ☆

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iva10 29 November, 2015 - 17:43

No.I don`t like to cook and i don`t find it interesting and it`s boring.Once i tried to make some cookies but they didn`t turn excatly how were they sopposed to be.

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