This soda bread uses more plain flour than whole-meal to give it a lighter color and softer texture. I add sunflower seeds and use a coarse whole-meal to give it a little bite.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Dust a baking sheet lightly with flour.

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  • Mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sunflower seeds, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Pour in buttermilk; mix until a soft dough forms.

  • Turn dough out on a floured work surface and knead until smooth. Shape into a round loaf; cut an X in the top. Transfer to the floured baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, about 40 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Note:

Cover warm loaf with a clean, damp dish towel if a soft crust is desired.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 45.7g; fat 2.8g; cholesterol 1.5mg; sodium 219mg. Full Nutrition
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