Wheat and Rye Soda Bread

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I decided to try and bake something “healthy”. I realised that I’d run out of regular flour, but I still had a whole bunch of whole wheat flour and rye flour, so I decided to combine the two and make soda bread. It taste pretty good, I think. Is it healthy? No idea, but I figure it’s healthier than using all-purpose flour!

Oh, and I’ve decided that caraway seeds are the best thing ever for savoury bread :D

Wheat and Rye Soda Bread
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rye flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoon caraway seed

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, baking soda, and caraway seed. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavour.


  1. That looks amazing! :D

  2. looks almost like banana bread! :3 I have heard that caraway seeds are healthy.. last time I ate them I think they were cooked with potatoes :D maybe I’ll try it the next time I bake! :3

    • Caraway seeds is what gives a lot of rye bread that distinct flavour. I didn’t know that until I bought some when a friend of mine suggested putting those in when I make soda bread!

  3. You need to do more of these food posts. I BLOODY LOVE THEM. :D :D

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