Irish Brown Bread

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Caitlin Bussard

By
@cbussard

Real Irish soda bread is a very simple quick bread. It doesn't have raisins or eggs, this is known as railroad bread. This is a variation on real soda bread passed down in my family for over a century. The wheat flour in this makes this a brown bread, NOT soda bread.

This recipe has won ribbons for its tastiness. Chun do sláinte a!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3 c
wheat flour
1 c
all purpose flour
1 3/4 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 stick
butter, room temperature

How to Make Irish Brown Bread

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 425.
  • 2Sieve and combine all dry ingredients. Rub in butter by hand until flour is crumbly.
  • 3Mix in the buttermilk. The dough will be sticky. Add more buttermilk as needed.
  • 4Knead on a lightly floured board. Be careful not to over work the dough. Flatten the dough ball out. Place on a greased and lightly floured cookie sheet. Cut a cross into the top of the dough.
  • 5Bake at 425 for 45 minutes. You will know the bread is done when you tap the bottom of the bread and it sounds hollow. Serve with butter.
  • 6STORAGE: This is just as important as baking. Place the bread in a tea towel, wrap it entirely and sprinkle water on top of the cloth.

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About Irish Brown Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Diabetic, Soy Free
Hashtags: #Irish, #soda, #authentic