Irish Brown Bread

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Top Review by mianbao

This made pleasant light bread rather strongly flavored with wheat germ. I think that if I try it again I'll reduce or omit the wheat germ. I liked the onion. I used 3/4 teaspoon salt, and feel it should have more, maybe 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 teaspoons total. I did use plain yogurt instead of the buttermilk. The dough was quite thick but baked fine. Used two 7-cup loaf pans. Thank you for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sieve plain flour, salt, and soda into a bowl.
  2. Add in brown flour and wheatgerm.
  3. Rub in butter, mix in sour milk (or buttermilk) and onion and then mix to a very soft consistency.
  4. Divide dough between 2 greased loaf tins and cover with brown paper.
  5. Bake approx.
  6. 45 minutes at 375.
  7. Remove cover after 30 minutes of baking and continue baking for another 15 minutes.

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