Irish Brown Bread

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Ginas Cucina

When I moved to Ireland from New York City area with my husband (who is Irish and I'm 1st. generation Italian American. I wanted to make this because it is a staple in Irish households. The recipe can be doubled. I hope you enjoy.

Top Review by elizamary

I've been looking for a good recipe for Irish brown bread for years and feel that I have finally found it. When I was in Ireland years ago I sampled many brown breads in my travels. They were all different, some better than others. This particular recipe is excellent, moist inside and crunchy on the outside. Don't get discouraged by the measurements, they are easily converted. I leave the bread in the pan for the entire process and it come out great. I also reduce the brown sugar by just a little as I like bread less sweet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven (400 F), or (200 C).
  2. Grease (I use PAM) and flour a 2lb bread loaf/tin.
  3. Put flours, bran, wheatgerm, pinhead oatmeal, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Sift in baking powder and baking soda.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Mix egg in a separate bowl and add buttermilk.
  7. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add buttermilk/egg mixture.
  8. With one hand use your fingers (open and stiff) mix in a full circle, bringing the dough together. (It should be soft and sloppy).
  9. Put dough in greased bread loaf/tin sprinkle with oatmeal.
  10. Put in oven for about 1 hour, then remove bread from loaf and place BACK into the oven WITHOUT the tins. ( I just place it on a baking sheet). Bake for another 10-15 minutes until bread sounds hollow when you tap the bottom.

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