Odlums Soda Bread Mix is a huge favourite in our Berlin Store, but until now we haven’t offered it online. After many requests from customers, we thought it was time for that to change. Now you can enjoy fresh baked Irish soda bread, or wheaten bread, no matter where you are in Germany. With this fantastic bread mix it’s quick, easy and super tasty!
Odlums have been milling wheat near Dublin in Ireland for over 160 years. The name is known all over the country, and synonymous with quality products.
What is Irish soda bread?
Also known as wheaten bread, soda bread is the traditional bread of Ireland. As the name implies, it’s made using baking soda as a raising agent, instead of yeast. Bread was made in this way in Ireland because the wheat grown there was lower in gluten, and didn’t work so well with yeast. This is no longer the case, of course, and good “normal” bread can be found anywhere. But soda bread has survived because it’s easy to make and absolutely delicious!
Besides soft flour, the other distinctive ingredient of soda bread is buttermilk. The good news is buttermilk is easy to find in Germany, but if you can’t get hold of any, regular milk works well too. We haven’t tried using anything like soya or oat milk, so if you do, please let us know how you get on.
How do I make Irish soda bread?
With Odlum’s Irish Brown Soda Bread Mix, it couldn’t be easier. Just mix 500g with buttermilk or milk, knead briefly, and pop it in the oven for 40 minutes or so. Don’t worry, complete step-by-step instructions are on the package (unfortunately only in English!), so you can’t go wrong.
What can I do with Irish Soda Bread?
The bread you will make with Odlums Irish Brown Soda Bread Mix is absolutely delicious on its own, or especially buttered. But of course, there’s much more to it than that. One very popular way to eat wheaten bread is with smoked salmon, but it’s good with any cold meats. It’s also great with cheese, whether you prefer a strong Irish cheddar, or something softer. But here at Dalriata, one of our favourite things to do with it is to dip it in soup. A few slices of wheaten and a steaming hot bowl of chowder – now you’re talking!