Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Irish Brown Bread

This recipe came from my grandparents who, a couple of years ago, traveled to Ireland and said that one of their favorite things there was the bread.  They got this recipe from a Bed & Breakfast that they stayed in.  I'm making this for St. Patrick's day today.  The best part is that you don't have to sit around and wait for it to rise...3 cheers for Irish Brown Bread!
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups ground whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a cookie sheet. Whisk all dry ingredients together thoroughly. Add buttermilk and mix with fork until just moistened. Turn out on floured surface, knead gently until smooth—about 1 minute. Shape dough into a ball and place on cookie sheet. Flatten into a 7” circle about 1 1/2” thick. Cut through center with floured knife almost to the bottom. Cut through again at right angles to form a cross. Bake 35-40 minutes or until top is golden and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from oven and brush with butter, cool.

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