Brown Soda Bread

(from kintyre’s recipe box)

Source: Stir

Cook time: 35 minutes

Categories: bread, not tried


  • 1 3/4 cups (219 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups (198 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons instant oats (rolled oats chopped coarsely with a knife will also work)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
  • 2 packed tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and butter a 9 by 5 by 3 inch loaf pan.

  2. Combine the first seven ingredients (everything but the butter and the buttermilk) in a large bowl and blend well with a fork.

  3. Add the butter, and rub it in with your fingertips until mixture resembles a coarse meal.

  4. Dig a well in the center of the dry ingredients, fill with the buttermilk, and stir until the liquid is just incorporated.

  5. (Better for a bit of dry flour to remain than to overmix the dough.)

  6. Scrape the dough into the buttered loaf pan and bake for about 35 minutes, until the crust is brown and a tester inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

  7. Turn the loaf out onto a rack and cool for at least twenty minutes before slicing.

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