Nothing more satisfying than baking your own bread. Try our trusty recipe!

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes
    • Irish

    Traditional Brown Bread

    Recipe Information

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    250g Wholemeal Flour

    250g Plain White Flour

    1 tsp Baking Soda

    ½ tsp Salt

    500ml Buttermilk

    2 tbsp Oat Bran


    Pre-heat the oven to 210°C or fan oven 195°C.

    Sift and mix all dry ingredients, make a well in the centre and add the buttermilk.

    The mixture should be soft and floppy (if not, add a little more buttermilk). Knead on a floured surface for half a minute making a round shape.

    Place on a floured metal baking tray or tin.

    Cut a cross using a floured knife and put in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 190°C for a further 35 minutes (if using a fan oven the temp should be 195°C and 175°C).

    Tap the base of the bread it should make a hollow sound.

    If not, put back in the oven for 5 minutes.

    Remove from oven and wrap in a cotton or linen tea towel, standing it on its side (this softens the crust).