Have you ever made Wholemeal Irish Soda Bread? It’s a really quick and easy type of bread to make, although it doesn’t keep very well, so is best eaten up shortly after it is baked. It’s ideal to eat with soup, stews (Irish or otherwise) or with a cheese board. If you do have some left over, it also makes brilliant toast!
Wholemeal Irish Soda Bread is very similar to a scone mixture, this version is made with wholemeal spelt flour and ancient grain that is easier to digest and makes delicious bread, scones and cakes. There is a little black treacle (molasses) in the mix and some rolled oats, these are more traditional for Irish Brown Bread but work equally well in this loaf.
The difference with this recipe is that I baked my Wholemeal Irish Soda Bread in my Froothie Optimum HealthyFry! There’s hardly any time for pre-heating, just 3 minutes, and the soda bread baked perfectly with a crisp and crunchy top and soft inside. I’ve found that the Optimum HealthyFry works really well as a mini-oven as well as frying with little or no oil.
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Recipe for Wholemeal Irish Soda Bread
Wholemeal Irish Soda Bread
- 200 g Wholemeal or Spelt Flour
- 100 g plain white flour
- 50 g rolled oats
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black treacle or molasses
- 250 ml buttermilk
- Preheat the Healthy Fry and grease and flour the baking tin which comes with the air fryer.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then make a well in the centre, add the treacle or molasses and the buttermilk and draw in the flour until you have a soft dough.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface and shape into a round. Make a deep cross in the top of the dough and place in the baking tin.
- Place into the Healthy Fry and set the temperature to 195C for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180C and bake for a further 20 - 25 minutes.
- Remove from the tin and put on a cooling tray. Serve with butter or on it's own with homemade soup.
- Preheat the oven to 250C
- Once you have made the dough, place on a floured baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 200C and bake for a further 20-25 minutes.
You can, of course, bake the Soda Bread in the oven and instructions are included on the recipe card.
For some variations on Soda Bread, here are some great recipes from Top UK Bloggers:
Wholemeal Cheddar and Chutney Soda Bread with Cider from Fab Food 4 All
Cinnamon Carrot Soda Bread from Veggie Desserts
Soda Bread Rolls from Knead Whine
Easy Cheesy Jalapeno Soda Bread from Fab Food 4 All
How are you planning to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Why not try making some Wholemeal Irish Soda Bread, it’s quick, it’s easy and it’s just so delicious, you will want to make it again and again.
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