Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Kefir Rye Soda Bread Recipe

With St Patrick's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd share this easy, no yeast recipe for soda bread. It will go perfectly with Guiness Irish Stew or, heck, with a slab of butter and jam! If you don't have kefir, buttermilk can be substituted.


1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rye flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 egg
1 1/4 cup plain kefir


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flours, oats, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl or large measuring cup, mix kefir and egg.
  4. With a fork, stir wet into dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
  5. Flour hands and shape the dough into a flat, round loaf.
  6. Place on floured or corn meal sprinkled baking sheet.
  7. Flatten into a disc that is approximately 4-5 cm high.
  8. Score a cross into the dough with 1 cm deep cuts.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes until it sounds hollow when tapped.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack and cover with a tea towel (keeps it soft).


  1. I like the sound of combining rye and kefir - how unique. Perfect any time, if you ask me.

  2. I've never thought of adding kefir to soda bread but have made soda bread so many times I think it sounds like a great addition! Nice recipe for St. Pats :)