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Irish Brown Bread
Ingredients
Directions
Ingredients
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stone ground whole wheat flour
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fine whole wheat flour
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1 tbsp
brown sugar
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2 tbsp
wheat germ
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1
pinch of kosher or fine sea salt
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1 tsp
baking soda
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4 tbsp
salted butter
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15 oz
buttermilk
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1 lg
egg
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1 tbsp
oats to sprinkle over loaf before baking
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Irish Brown Bread

This easygoing bread doesn’t require any advanced technique. It’s perfect for a sleepy weekend morning; the ingredients can easily be mixed in a half-awake state. In under 10 minutes it’s in the oven, and it’s ready in under an hour. Slices toast up beautifully the next day—if there’s any left over.

1 loaf

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon.
  3. On the stovetop, melt the butter, then pour into a small bowl with the buttermilk.
  4. Add egg to buttermilk and butter mixture, and whisk together.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Consistency should be wet, but firm.
  6. Pour the dough into a greased or parchment paper lined loaf pan and sprinkle oats over the top.
  7. Back for 50 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

Jessica Colley Clarke

Jessica Colley Clarke is a freelance food and travel writer based in New York City. She is always planning her next meal and next trip to Ireland.