13 March 2010

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread is one excuse I have to pretend to be Irish on St. Patrick's day.  This dense bread with currants speaks to my soul.  I wanted to "healthy" up the recipe I usually use and came up with this recipe.  It gives me an excuse now to make Irish Soda bread more often!

I'm sending this recipe over to The Daily Spud for the:
If you're looking for some St. Paddy's Day inspiration, or perhaps just some food gawking, head on over there March 17 for what will, I'm sure, be an awesome round-up of Irish favorites.

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread by Joie de vivre


1 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbls. unsalted butter
1 egg
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. currents


1.  Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Prepare a nine inch pie pan by spraying it with vegetable oil spray.
2.  Place flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda and butter in your food processor.  Pulse until mixture is thoroughly combined.
3.  In a medium sized bowl, mix together the egg, buttermilk and currents.
4.  Dump flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix until completely combined.  It will be very wet.
5.  Spread the dough in the pie pan so that it fills the pan.
6.  Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top.
7.  Let cool and cut into wedges to serve.


nini said...

I was going to try Ina Garten's Irish Soda bread recipe but I think I'll try yours instead. I like the idea of it being whole wheat.

thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

Hmmm I have to come up with an Irish dish which makes me think of corned beef but the problem with that is I immediately want to smoke that corned beef into pastrami!

Great looking bread.

Rhyleysgranny said...

Pure Ambrosia. Happy Saint Pat's :)

Tangled Noodle said...

How I'd love a slice of this (warm from the oven, with a pat of creamy Kerrygold butter)! I'm writing up my contribution to Daily Spud's Paddy's Day Parade, too. See you there!

Angie's Recipes said...

I adore the quick bread...esp. when I am too lazy to make a sourdough one. This sounds so much better with wholewheat.

pierre said...

i love this kind of plain bread !! cheers from Paris Pierre

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

nothing better than adding bread to your life

so soul riching for a cook

sweetlife said...

great recipe..whole wheat irish bread..delish!


Jenn said...

Delish. I have a couple more days to figure out what I'm going to make for St. Patty's Day. :)

Daily Spud said...

I love, love, love soda bread and of course it's highly appropriate for the occasion that's in it!

AllThingsYummy said...

We are having an Irish Soda Bread contest at work for St.Patricks Day. I'm excited to try baking some for the first time.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

That looks like a ginormous scone: a good thing!

Try adding some citrus zest next time.

Reeni said...

I was going to try my hand at some Irish Soda Bread this year. I love this with whole wheat flour! Looks great!


Hi..my first visit here, love your soda bread, shall try it soon...

Tina said...

Joie – Love the soda bread!