Ingredients

¾ cup flour
1 ¼ cup of extra coarse Odlums Whole Grain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons molasses
4 tablespoons melted butter
½ cup buttermilk

Directions

1. Mix dry ingredients together.
2, Add melted butter.
3. Add molasses and mix well.
4. Add buttermilk slowly until flour mixture adheres together and forms a ball.
5. Place on floured surface and knead into round loaf.
6. Brush with egg and sprinkle top with whole grain flour.
7. Bake in pre-heated 350 degree F. oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

Allow to completely cool before cutting.

Recipe courtesy of Amanda Brawley, 2011.

"The Brown Bread (is) one of the few natural glories left to Western civilization" – from Richard O'Conner's "The Irish, Portrait of a People".

Irish brown bread, sometimes called wheaten bread, is a form of Irish soda bread made with stone-ground, whole-wheat flour.

The bread has a long and flavorful history.  Hearty and tasty, it is often paired with salmon but also goes well with Guinness Irish Stew or boiled dinner.

This Irish brown bread is different than other Irish breads you have probably tasted, such as Irish soda bread or scones. It uses molasses as the sweetening flavoring agent and just as important is the ground, course whole-wheat flour.

Amanda is adamant about making her Irish Brown Bread with the authentic whole-wheat flour. If you want to try the real thing, the name of the website for Odlums extra course whole grain flour is www.foodireland.com. She also sells pre-mixed packages of her scones and Irish Soda Breads to allow everyone to experience Ireland firsthand one bite at a time.

This video was filmed in the Doyon's Kitchen & Appliance Showroom in Gloucester, MA.

Irish Brown Bread
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