Thursday, April 2, 2009

Irish Brown Bread Recipe

I made Trina McKillen Steinberg's Irish Brown Bread Recipe after viewing a video of her making it on You Tube. Watch the video and you'll see how easy it is to make. I put together this recipe based on her video. This is among the best brown breads I have tasted and I love that it has simple and wholesome ingredients.


2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour, unbleached organic all purpose or bread flour
1/4 cup bran
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
2 cups fresh buttermilk
Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top

PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir the dry ingredients together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon or a whisk. Stir in buttermilk to form a soft dough. Spray a loaf pan with canola oil spray and roll mixture into pan. Smooth dough out to sides. Sprinkle the top liberally with sesame seeds.

Bake for 1 hour at 400; the top will rise in the center and it will pull away from the sides of the pan when done.

This is wonderful as is or even better toasted and buttered and spread with marmalade or a favorite jam. It's a great accompaniment with tea or coffee. This is very similar to the many different and delicious brown breads I enjoyed in Ireland.

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