Recipe for Whole Wheat Bread - Irish Soda Bread
I love baking bread, but I don't always have the time to make a yeast bread, nor do I have all the ingredients to make some of the fancier no-yeast breads out there. I am also a huge fan of whole wheat bread, and have searched for ages to find a simple recipe for 100% whole wheat bread that actually rises nicely and tastes good.
The recipe below for Irish whole wheat soda bread is ridiculously easy to make, plus requires only whole wheat flour, baking soda, milk, and salt. It can be made in well under an hour and requires minimal mixing and almost no kneading. I hope you give it a try - and enjoy the resulting loaf as much as I do!
This recipe is fabulous in that you are extremely likely to have all the necessary ingredients on hand, even if you haven't been to a market in ages!
480 grams whole wheat flour (4 cups)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
12 ounces (1.5 cups) milk (I used nonfat)
1. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl
2. Reserve a heaping tablespoon of the flour for the final stage
3. Add the milk and mix (you’ll end up with a rather wet dough)
4. Dust a board or clean surface with the flour you reserved
5. Turn your dough onto it and knead it into a rounded loaf shape
6. Put your loaf into a buttered or greased bread pan
7. Cut a cross along the center of the loaf
8. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes (depends on your oven)