Quick Wholewheat Soda Bread


Here’s another soda bread recipe, this time using wholewheat flour instead of white flour.  The result has a more nutty flavour, but be extra careful not to over the mix the dough, to avoid a tough bread.

Oh and this is also another excuse to make butter and buttermilk. 🙂

Quick Wholewheat Soda Bread



  1. Gather all your ingredients together, you will need to work fast.
  2. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 8. Place an empty baking sheet or tray in the oven to warm up.
  3. Sift all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Make a well in the centre.
  4. Pour in the buttermilk into the well, and quickly mix the ingredients together. As soon as the mix is well combined, turn out the wet, sticky dough onto a well floured surface.  Be careful not to over mix the dough – think ‘less is more’.
  5. Using floured hands, shape the dough into a circle.
  6. Take the baking sheet from the oven and place the dough on it.
  7. Get a wooden spoon and flour the handle end, then lay across the dough and push down. Turn the dough 90 degrees and push the handle down through the dough to form a cross. (see photos below)
  8. Place the bread in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the bread makes a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom.

I have included some pictures to help explain how I achieved the cross effect on the bread.

Images (c) Busy Elle Bee


5 thoughts on “Quick Wholewheat Soda Bread

    1. Hello,
      Thanks for your comment. Please let me know how the recipe turns out. It is very quick to make and so delicious. Before you know it, you have eaten half a loaf! Best wishes 🙂

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