Soda Bread

Breads, Soda Bread

Ancient Grains Bread : Barleymeal Soda Bread

This week I have been making soda bread using barley flour. Bread made entirely from barley quickly goes dry but has an excellent flavour. It is generally mixed with other grains (usually wheat) to make a loaf with more volume and better keeping quality. Barley has a low gluten content […]

Breads, Soda Bread

Ancient Grains Bread : Rye Soda Bread

I have been making Rye Soda Bread this week as part of my Ancient Grains Bread series. Soda breads are very simple to make as they don’t require kneading or proving – you use bicarbonate of soda along with an acid to make the bread rise instead of yeast. If […]

Breads, Soda Bread

Wheaten Soda Bread

Wheaten Soda Bread is a simple, delicious, yeast free bread. It gets its name because it is leavened with baking soda instead of yeast. It is also known as brown soda bread or wholemeal soda bread. My Irish grandmother made her soda bread using traditional buttermilk ie: the liquid left […]

Soda Bread, Breads

White Soda Bread

White Soda Bread is a great place to start if you are baking your own bread for the first time. It is a very simple, easy bread to make. It really is the quickest of all breads – no kneading, no proving and it tastes so good! If you would […]

Breads, Soda Bread

Rye and Oatmeal Soda Bread

I regularly make a number of different types of soda bread but this is the first time I have made a Rye and Oatmeal Soda Bread. I made two types, one using a dark rye flour and one using light rye. The idea for this version came after someone posted […]