Brown Soda Bread With Molasses

The Bossy Kitchen

Today, we're heading to Ireland to uncover the secrets of making the ultimate Irish Brown Soda Bread with Molasses. This traditional brown bread combines whole wheat flour, oats, and molasses for a straightforward yet delicious recipe.


*All purpose flour plus extra for dusting *Whole wheat flour *Rolled oats *Salt *Baking soda *Buttermilk

Preheat your oven to 450F.


Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

Mix dry ingredients together.


In a large bowl, combine the flours, oats, salt and baking soda. Mix throughly.

Add wet ingredients.


Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the buttermilk and molasses.

Mix together.


Using a fork, stir the liquid, gradually bringing the flour in from around the edge.

Form the dough.


Lightly knead to a soft dough. Shape the dough into a round and place it on the parchment paper.

Cut a cross on top of the bread.


Use a sharp knife with a long blade to cut a deep cross on the top.



Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes, then lower to 400°F and bake for 20-25 minutes until it sounds hollow when tapped.

Cool and serve.


Transfer to a wire rack and allow it to cool slightly. Serve warm.

Enjoy warm with butter for breakfast, pair with soups or stews for dinner, or serve with cheese and fruit for a snack.