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Irish Brown Bread

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"This is a delicious brown bread closest to what we ate while in Ireland. It isn't Irish soda bread, which has a completely different taste and texture. We LOVE this recipe!"
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 150 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 loaf)

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  3. Mix all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  4. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture forms fine crumbs.
  5. Stir whole-wheat flour and quick-cooking oatmeal into the butter mixture.
  6. Gently stir yogurt into the oatmeal mixture. If mixture is too dry to hold together, add 1 teaspoon milk at a time, just until dough holds together; it should not be sticky.
  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead gently about 5 times to form a ball.
  8. Place the dough in the center of the prepared baking sheet; cut a large 'X' in the top of the loaf.
  9. Bake in preheated oven until well browned, about 40 minutes; transfer to a rack to cool. Bread can be served warm or cold.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 150 calories; 2.1 g fat; 28.1 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g protein; 4 mg cholesterol; 267 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Closest to true Irish Brown Bread that I've found yet, the oatmeal really makes it perfect. I used greek yogurt, and treacle (or molasses) instead of the white sugar for a little added depth of...

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First time making this. The recipe was easy enough to follow, but was not thrilled with the result. The bread seems to dry out very quickly, and is a bit bland for taste. I followed the reci...

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Closest to true Irish Brown Bread that I've found yet, the oatmeal really makes it perfect. I used greek yogurt, and treacle (or molasses) instead of the white sugar for a little added depth of...

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Thanks, Julaine, for this great recipe. I was looking to recreate a great meal we had at an Irish pub in Savannah. I made this brown bread as the recipe is written except, instead of shaping the...

This recipie is fabulous. The ingredient list is perfect, I didn't change a thing. My two older neighbors (one German the other Irish) as well as my entire family really liked this quick heart...

First time making this. The recipe was easy enough to follow, but was not thrilled with the result. The bread seems to dry out very quickly, and is a bit bland for taste. I followed the reci...

So amazing! I just returned from Ireland and I promised my fiance I would find a recipe for the amazing brown bread we ate there. This was it! Made it and its gone already! Thank you for shar...

Great recipe, just like the brown bread we had in Ireland. I have to admit, I did change the sugar to molasses. It just seemed more appropriate, more like what they would have used long ago....

Love this bread! It is so easy to make and has wonderful flavor. I only had Greek yogurt, so I increased the milk to about 2 Tbs to adjust for the thicker consistency. The recipe said to use a b...

My husband and I spent no our mini-moon traveling all across Ireland, staying at many b&bs along the way. Each b&b served the most amazing brown bread and I couldn't get enough of it!! I've be...