Guinness Seaweed Soda Bread


250g wholemeal flour

250g plain flour

50g porridge oats

15g honey

15g treacle

5g salt

5g bicarbonate soda

5g dillisk

200 ml buttermilk

200 ml Guinness

  • 8 slices
  • Easy

Mark Tuohy, a Head Chef for Compass Group Ireland sent us his traditional soda bread recipe, modernised to make use of local natural products and of small quantities of dry goods from your storecupboard that you may need to use up:

"Soda bread is a traditional Irish bread which can be served with soup seafood or eaten on its own.

Guinness is an iconic Irish brand that compliments the bread and accompaniments well

Dillisk seaweed is a natural sustainable Irish product. Any dried seaweed should work just as well Dulce, kelp, carrageenan, or even crushed up sheets of nori.

If using fresh seaweed ,samphire or sea spaghetti, you will need to use your intuition and perhaps add less liquid."


  1. Pre heat oven to 200c/180 fan/gas 6 and grease a loaf tin.
  2. Put flour oats bicarb salt and seaweed into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Put Guinness buttermilk  honey and treacle into jug and mix well
  4. Pour onto dry ingredients and mix until you have a soft sticky dough.
  5. Tip into greased loaf tin and sprinkle with oats
  6. Bake for 30 mins or until loaf is golden and sounds hollow when tapped underneath.