Brown Soda Bread

  • one pound loaf tin
  • wooden spoon
  • mixing bowl
  • teaspoon
  • Oven pre-heated to 180°C


  • 1½ cups of plain flour
  • 1 cup of wheatenmeal
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 level teaspoon of bread soda
  • 1 small egg
  • ¾ cup of butter milk
  • spoon of butter or margarine to grease tin


  1. Grease the loaf tin thoroughly with butter or margarine.
  2. Put the wheatenmeal, flour, salt and bread soda into the mixing bowl.
  3. Lift the contents of the bowl through your fingers to let air into the mixture and to thoroughly mix the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the egg and milk and mix to a dough with the wooden spoon.
  5. Put mixture in tin and bake at 200°C for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Turn out onto a baking tray and leave to cool.

Note: Most people would be more likely to have a 2lb loaf tin rather than the very small 1lb tin we use at the farm. Just double the ingredients if you are using a 2lb tin. Otherwise if you wish you can use a flat tin and form the mixture into a round cake for baking, marking a cross on the top with a knife, for easy cutting.

White Soda Bread

Same as Brown Soda Bread except replace the wheatenmeal with plain flour (2 and ½ cups of plain flour altogether).

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