Wholemeal Buttermilk Bread

    1 hour 15 minutes

    This is a super simple yeast free bread that uses baking soda dissolved in buttermilk as the rising agent. It's very quick to put together.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 280g plain flour
    • 550g wholemeal flour
    • 220g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 tablespoon baking soda
    • 4 cups buttermilk

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease two 23x13cm loaf tins.
    2. In a large bowl, sift together plain flour, wholemeal flour, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Stir buttermilk into flour mixture and beat well. Divide batter between loaf tins and bake for 1 hour, or until golden brown and crusty.

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    A hearty bread which is very easy to make. I found it a little too sweet; next time I'll use less sugar.  -  08 Oct 2008


    Very easy to make and delicious! A winner. I will definitely make this one again.  -  08 Oct 2008


    I really enjoy this recipe as it is quick to put together and tasty. The first one I made was perfect, but the second and third times I have made it, it keeps bubbling and rising over in the middle like an exploding volcanoe. I reduced the sugar to half the requirement for the last two but did not think that would matter. Note I have also been making my buttermilk with milk and vinegar for thre batches thus far, any tips? Wondering if I need a bigger pan, or to slowly heat it vs. preheating like the recipe says too?  -  16 Nov 2014