Brown Soda Bread with Oatmeal and Dulse


May 4, 2017

Generously donated by Prannie Rhatigans from her book Irish Seaweed Kitchen
“Start off with 1 teaspoon of dulse and see how you like the result. Add a tablespoon or more as you acquire a taste for it and reduce the salt to a pinch if any at all”.
Makes a 2lb loaf.


450g (1lb) stone-ground whole meal flour or whole meal spelt, see note on using spelt flour

100g (3½oz) oatmeal

½ teaspoon salt (optional)

2 teaspoons dried unwashed flaked Dulse, Add To Cart

55g (2oz) brown sugar or 1 teaspoon molasses

125g (4½oz) plain white flour or white spelt flour

1 teaspoon heaped bread soda

450ml (¾ pint) buttermilk

1 egg


1 Put the brown flour, oatmeal, salt, dulse and brown sugar if using in a large mixing bowl.

2 Sieve the white flour and bread soda into the bowl and mix well.

3 Make a well in the centre, add the buttermilk, egg, molasses if not using brown sugar, and mix well again.

4 Spoon into the prepared loaf tin and bake for about 50 minutes or until hollow when tapped.