Weekends are my time for experimenting with food and this morning I was looking to Northern Ireland for inspiration. Visiting Belfast last year and stopping by at St. George’s Market, there was a huge variety of potato farls on offer and I’ve been a fan ever …
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On my latest visit to Dublin, I tasted a delicious loaf of Irish treacle bread. Dark, heavy and deliciously earthy. However, it was of course a soda bread and when I returned home, I decided to make a sourdough version of the Irish black treacle bread. The black treacle bread …
One of my recent visits to Ireland brought me to The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore and, oh my, they do good brown bread there. Luckily, I found the recipe in The Cliff House Hotel Cookbook: Granny McGrath’s Brown Irish Soda Bread.
Some of the ingredients were rather hard to find in the UK (they are more readily available in Ireland) but I did succeed and found what I needed.
The recipe is fantastic. There is no doubt, this is the real deal.
Brown Irish Soda Bread Recipe
A beautiful recipe for brown Irish wholemeal soda bread.
Ingredients (for 1 loaf)
- 350g coarse wholemeal flour
- 150g fine wholemeal flour
- 100g wheatgerm
- 100g porridge oats
- 100g brown sugar
- 100g bran
- 1/4 tbsp salt
- 3/4 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 735g buttermilk
How to make brown bread
- Preheat the oven to 170°C
- Grease a large baking tin
- Thoroughly combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
- Add the buttermilk and beaten eggs
- Mix (best to use your hands) to quickly combine all the ingredients. The dough will need only the minimum amount of handling. Kneading the dough is unnecessary and would in fact toughen the bread.
- Bake for 60 minutes
- Remove the bread from the tin and put back in upside down
- Bake for a further 10 minutes
- Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack
Enjoy! I have also got a delicious recipe for a traditional white soda bread if you are looking for a more simplistic soda bread loaf.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We are celebrating here. With potato bread and champagne, great combination, try it! Potato bread makes use of potatoes to replace some of the wheat flour. The addition of potatoes keeps the bread moist and prevents it from crumbling. Usually, potato bread …
I found our bread basket empty this Sunday morning. Not good! Traditional Irish white soda bread is the perfect loaf for situations like this. It’s very easy to put together, only five basic ingredients are needed and fresh bread will be on your breakfast table in just …