Irish Brown Bread

Recipe courtesy of Harvard University Dining Services

This simple and delicious brown bread gets its hearty flavor from whole wheat flour.

Makes 1 loafWhole Wheat Flour (whole-wheat-flour-and-stalk.jpg)

  • 3 cups coarse whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Sift and mix the flours, soda, salt and sugar. Add the buttermilk and mix thoroughly. Stir in the melted butter.

Lightly flour worktop. Make a dough round and cut a deep cross in the middle of the loaf.

Bake in 375°F oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the bottom of the bread sounds hollow when knocked.

Nutritional information per serving (1/10th of loaf):

Calories: 200 ⁄ Protein: 7 g ⁄ Carbohydrate: 36 g ⁄ Fiber: 4 g ⁄ Sodium: 400 mg
Saturated fat: 2 g ⁄ Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g ⁄ Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
Trans fat: 0 g ⁄ Cholesterol: 10 mg

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