Whole-Wheat Soda Bread

  • Yield 8 servings

"This is a very hearty bread that goes very nicely with soups. This is my most requested bread."


1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cold butter
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Combine all-purpose flour, sugar, soda and salt. Mix well. Cut in butter to blend. Stir in whole-wheat flour and oats.
  3. Make a well in the center and pour in buttermilk all at once. Mix with a fork until well blended.
  4. Turn out onto a floured board and knead 1 minute. Shape into a ball and set on baking sheet. Press into a 6-inch circle. Cut a cross in the top.
  5. Bake 40 minutes or until well browned and loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Recipe by Theresa Slemp, Afton, Tenn.



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