Whole Grain 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.