Irish Brown Soda Bread-1

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    55 minutes

    This is the real thing! Because it must only be handled very lightly, it can never be made in a bread machine.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 4 cups wholemeal flour
    • 1 cup bread flour
    • 1/3 cup rolled oats
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C. Lightly grease two baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together wholemeal flour, white flour, rolled oats, baking soda and salt. Gently mix in the buttermilk until a soft dough is formed.
    3. Knead very lightly. Divide dough into 4 pieces; form into rounded flat loaves. Mark each loaf with an 'X' and place on prepared baking sheets.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 to 45 minutes.

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    126

    I had Irish Brown Soda Bread at an Irish restaurant in Cincinnati and thought it was delicious. I think that they may have sweetened their bread slightly, but I prefer not to have my bread sweetened. I have nothing else to compare this recipe to and assume by the comments from Andrea and another reviewer that this is quite authentic. My husband and I both enjoyed this bread quite well and I plan on making it again and again. I served it with whipped sweet butter and a dinner salad.  -  16 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    119

    This bread was so easy to make, & tasted great with the Irish stew we had on St Patrick's Day - I used the instant oats, & my second batch turned out better because I flattened out the loaves more - they really rise a lot, so need to start out at about one inch thick.  -  22 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    107

    At first I thought the dough was too gooey, but I stuck with the recipe, and the bread turned out great! My 5-year-old son gobbled up 3 pieces fresh out of the oven. And he's a very picky eater. It was even better the next day. This bread is not for people who like a light, fluffy bread. Our family has an Irish background, so this is just what we were looking for. Great with soup and salad.  -  07 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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