Monicas Brown Soda Bread

Mar 13, 2018 | Bread, Featured, Recipes

I have been baking this bread for many many years and was given to me from my mother-in-law Monica.  Super easy and quick to pull together, I often make two loaves, one for the freezer as it freezes well if wrapped correctly. It’s at its best served with homemade coleslaw, butter and REAL ham!
Serves 6-8 | Prep Time: 10mins | Cook Time: 30-40 mins


  • 10oz wholemeal flour
  • 6oz cream flour
  • 1/2 pint buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp breadsoda


  1. Mix all the ingredients together. Mix should be quite wet.
  2. Shape into a round and cross the top or place into a lined loaf tin.
  3. Brush the top with a little milk and bake 45 mins to 1 hour in a 150 degree fan oven.
  4. When cooked, remove from tin (if using) and wrap in a clean dry tea towel.
  5. Serve with lots of Irish butter!


NOTE: Can be easily adapted to a white or a fruit soda bread – just use all white flour, add 3 tbs sugar and as much fruit as you like if making a fruit soda.


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