Traditional Irish Brown Bread, when prepared the old fashioned, authentic way, is a taste and texture treat unlike any other bread. Make some Irish Brown Bread and time it so it comes fresh out of the oven, when your Irish meal is about to be served.
This classic Irish Brown Bread is wonderful to eat by itself, with just some Irish butter on it, also perhaps a slather of yummy jam or marmalade. But it also is a marvelous bread to have on hand to sop up the delicious gravies and sauces that Irish cuisine features.
Irish Brown Bread Recipe-
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups organic, whole wheat bread flour
- ½ cup natural brown rice bran
- 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups sour milk (if you don’t have any handy, you can use sour milk powder, rehydrated)
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the bran, soda, sugar, and flours.
- Create a well-like cavity in the middle of the mixture.
- Pour the oil and sour milk into the cavity.
- Stir well until all the dry ingredients are evenly and well moistened.
- Grease the inside of a loaf pan, and pour the bread mixture into it.
- Bake 50 minutes, then brush some melted Irish butter on top of the loaf and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Irish Brown Bread tastes the best when still nice and warm, fresh out of the oven, with Irish butter, jams and marmalades as condiments.