Rye And Whole Wheat Soda Bread

Rye And Whole Wheat Soda Bread

Soda bread is traditionally made using bicarbonate of soda as the raising agent. Bicarb requires an acidic environment to work and so acidic buttermilk is used as the liquid. This vegan soda bread is made using baking powder, which doesn’t require acid to work, and this means that water can be used to bind the flour. I find the result is slightly less cake-y than regular soda bread.

As an alternative to a soda loaf you can roll this dough flat and make it into soda farls instead.

Free from: nut, soya, yeast

This is a vegan recipe

Rye And Whole Wheat Soda Bread
  • 150 g plain wholemeal flour
  • 100 g whole grain rye flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • about 150 mL water
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together. Next add the water slowly, mixing as you go. Add just enough to bring the dough together. Kneed for a couple of minutes to get a nice pliable dough. It won’t be stretchy. 

For a loaf:
  1. Roll the dough into a squashed ball and score deeply with a knife. Bake at 180C on a lined baking tray for about 40-50 minutes. When ready the bread will sound hollow when the bottom is tapped.

For 6 farls:
  1. Split the dough into 6 balls. Flour your surface and rolling pin then roll each ball into a circle. Dry fry on both sides.

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