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18/01/2022 Recipes

A Taste of Calor Brown Soda Bread by Chef Gearóid Lynch

Spring has arrived but the cold weather continues. Keep comfortable and enjoy some wholesome food to warm the heart and soul – and stomach. This delicious, hearty brown soda bread recipe is one of our all-time favourites. This recipe from Chef Gearóid Lynch from The Olde Post Inn in Cloverhill, County Cavan, is a real treat and is perfect when served with soup, salad or on its own with some creamy butter. This loaf is sure to be a winner with all the family.

See below for the full recipe details:

Brown Soda Bread

Makes 5 loaves



  • 450g Wholemeal flour
  • 450g Plain flour
  • 85g Pinhead oatmeal
  • 70g Bran
  • 92g Wheat germ
  • 31/2 tsps. Bread soda
  • 20g Salt
  • 70g Brown sugar
  • 11/2 Litres Buttermilk
  • Splash Vegetable oil

Cooking Method

  • Pre heat the oven to 175°C.
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. When adding bread soda, sieve into bowl.
  • Make a well and add all buttermilk and oil.
  • Stir from the centre working in the dry ingredients.
  • This is quite a wet mixture. Do not over work as it will stiffen the mixture and once baked will not be light in texture.
  • Fill into prepared tins, sprinkle each with some pinhead oatmeal and brown sugar.
  • Put into middle shelf of preheated oven for 60 minutes.
  • Once baked, leave to cool on a wire rack.

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