Tim O'Sullivan of Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara, Co. Galway gives you his recipe for Brown Soda Bread.

Brown Soda Bread

© At home in Renvyle by Tim O’Sullivan, 2005


  • 250g (10oz) Wholemeal Flour
  • 220g (9oz) White Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp baking Powder
  • 280ml Buttermilk
  • 1 Beaten Egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375° F / Gas Mark 5
  2. Sift the flour, soda, baking powder and salt together. Add the milk and egg and mix.
  3. Knead on a floured surface until smooth. Shape into a round and place on a baking tray. Make a cross shape on top of the cake and place in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
  4. This mix can also be used for scones