Odlums Brown Soda Bread recipe

What you need:

  • 350g/12 oz Odlums Coarse Wholemeal Flour
  • 125g/4 oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 15g/½ oz Odlums Wheatgerm (optional)
  • 275-425ml/½-¾ pt Buttermilk or Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Odlums Bread Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 25g/1 oz Odlums Wheat Bran (optional)

How to:

  1. Sieve the cream plain flour, salt and bread soda into a bowl. Mix in the wholemeal flour, wheatgerm and wheat bran, if used. Add enough milk to make a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured board. Knead until the mixture comes together smoothly.
  3. Place dough on a floured baking sheet. Cut a cross over the top.
  4. Place in a central oven position and bake in a preheated oven 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 for approx 40 mins.
  5. 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.


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


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