Brown bread is enjoyed in most homes throughout Ireland and it’s something that all mothers seem to be able to cook often passing on variations of the recipe. The following is a traditional Irish brown bread recipe for you to enjoy. You can add nuts, wheatgerm, porridge oats and even honey if you wish, but it’s delicious eaten as is with a knob of real Irish butter and some home-made strawberry jam or thick cut marmalade.
Makes 2 x 1lb loaves
350g (12oz) wholemeal flour
100g (4oz) plain flour
2 teaspoons bread soda
Pinch of salt
50g (2oz) porridge oats
1 medium egg
2 teaspoons olive oil
18 floz/500ml buttermilk
1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC/325ºF/Gas Mark 3. Grease two 1lb loaf tins with oil or butter.
2. Put the wholemeal flour into a large bowl. Sift the plain flour, bread soda and salt together in another bowl and add to the wholemeal flour. Add the porridge oats if required.
3. Beat the egg, olive oil and buttermilk in a jug and add to the bowl of flour mixture. Mix well until it comes together and there are no dry parts left in the mixture. Pour into the tins, shaking them to level the mixture.
4. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when you knock it on the bottom. Take it out of the oven, leave it in the bread tin for ten minutes to cool, remove it from the tin and let it cool completely on a baking rack.
That’s it now to eat some!
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