Traditional Irish Brown Bread

Total Time
50mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

traditional brown soda bread

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 475F.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center and add some buttermilk.
  4. Work the mixture with your hand until the dough is soft and not too sticky.
  5. On a floured surface, knead into a circular shape about three inches thick.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes and then turn oven down to 400F; bake for another 20 minutes.
  7. Bread should sound hollow when you tap on it when fully cooked.

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

This is nice for sure but I think it lacks a little "umph". I think I'd add steel cut oats, here I addes just a bit of regular oats and used organic flours. Yea, needs steel cut oats and a bit more buttermilk or soak the oats maybe.. Looks pretty ;-)

Maine Sailor Chef January 11, 2010

I love bread, and I like my bread wheaty, dense, and crusty, so I figured this would be a good recipe for me. I will probably try this again, and I expect it will be better as I adapt my technique. I used the full 4 cups of buttermilk, and not only was my dough not sticky, it was pretty dry and floury. I don't know if this was my kneading technique, dry weather, the fact that I haven't made bread in a while and so don't have any intuitive sense of proportion, or what. I found that the finished bread has a soft, flavorful interior that is wonderful when complemented by lots of fresh sweet butter and some Irish cheddar. The crust, though, is really thick, hard, and not very tasty. I will try to experiment with this again. Note: this recipe is not joking about a "large bowl." I used a huge tublike bowl I usually use for rinsing large quantities of greens, and that worked well.

Nose October 23, 2004

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