Irish Brown Bread

Makes 2 Loaves
The Irish are renowned for their bread. It's the local stone ground wholemeal flour and grains that give this loaf its nutty flavor. The buttermilk and baking soda act as it’s leavening agent and adds beautiful moisture. Easy to make in one bowl, it may become a daily staple in your kitchen. Slather it with luscious, Irish butter, if available, and you are in heaven!
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  • 2 cups (240g) white flour
  • 2 cups (240g) whole wheat flour, stone ground (coarse preferred)
  • 1 cup (100g) steel cut oats
  • 1 cup (100g) wheat germ 
  • 1 cup (100g) wheat bran
  • 1 cup (200g) brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons (20ml) salt
  • 5 teaspoons (25ml) baking soda 
  • 4 cups (960ml) buttermilk
  • ¾ cup (180ml) vegetable oil


Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C. 

Grease 2 loaf pans.

Combine all dry ingredients together.   Add the buttermilk and oil and mix until combined.  Dough will be thick.  Divide dough between the 2 greased loaf pans.  Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean or the bottom of the bread sounds hollow when tapped.  Cool, slice, slather, and serve.


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