Irish Brown Soda Bread

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup skim milk with 1 Tbs lemon juice added (the lemon juice sours and thickens the milk)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add the milk and stir to form a loose dough.
  3. Lightly dust the work surface with flour and turn out the dough. Knead the dough gently until smooth.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball and flatten to roughly 2 inches thick. Using a sharp knife lightly slash the surface of the dough in the shape of a cross.
  5. Place the dough on a greased, baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30-35 mins until well risen and a light brown color.
  6. Leave to cool.
  7. Cut into 8 wedges.