Orla Boylan’s Irish Brown Bread
My recipe is Irish Brown bread according to my granny, Annie Boylan.
I couldn’t get coarse-ground wholemeal flour as the shops are all out of it here, so I had to improvise with oats thrown in a food processor until they are a coarse flour texture. Handy for those in countries that can’t get coarse-ground flour easily.
Set oven to 190 C
330 g plain flour
330 g wholemeal coarse-ground flour (or the oats as described above!)
1 Heaped tsp bread soda
1 Heaped tsp salt
500 ml buttermilk at room temp.
Stir the dry ingredients together
Throw in the buttermilk and mix well. It’s quite a wet mixture.
Tip the mixture onto a baking tray and shape it into a brown bread shape!
Into the oven with it. After 10 minutes turn the heat down to 180 C and leave for a further 35 minutes. Check it and if it needs the extra 5 minutes, grand. If not, remove and cool on a rack. Wrap in a clean tea towel to keep the crust just right.