Irish Brown Bread

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceCaroline Homan, City Market Food Education Coordinator
Prep time1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time2 hours

Description

In Ireland, this is the true soda bread - dark, not very sweet, and an everyday staple served with a tangy cheese, smoked salmon, or some eggs.

Ingredients

3 cups
whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup
toasted wheat germ
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1 teaspoon
salt
2 tablespoons
molasses
1 cup
all-purpose flour
2 cups
buttermilk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, white flour, toasted wheat germ, baking soda, and salt. Gently mix in the buttermilk (or yogurt) and molasses until a soft dough in formed. Knead very lightly.

Divide dough into 2 pieces: form into rounded flat loaves. Mark each loaf with an "x" and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing.