How to Make Irish Brown Bread

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16-09-2020, 00:10
One of the most popular Irish breads, this bread is lesser-known than soda bread and very different. It gets its hearty flavor from the rolled oats and whole-wheat flour. This recipe yields 1 loaf.


  1. In a bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until this mixture forms fine crumbs. Stir in whole-wheat flour and oats.
  2. Add in the yogurt and stir gently. If the mixture is too dry to hold together, stir in some milk, one teaspoon at a time, just until the dough holds together. It should not be sticky.
  3. Turn the dough onto a lightly-floured board and knead gently 5 times to make a ball.
  4. Set onto a lightly-greased baking sheet.
  5. Pat it into a 7-inch circle.
  6. With a floured knife, cut a large X on the top.
  7. Bake in a 375-degree oven until well-browned, or about 40 minutes. Cool to your liking on a rack. Serve warm or cold, with or without butter.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cold butter or margarine
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup regular or quick-cooking rolled oats (you can use plain McCann's Irish Oatmeal, found in the breakfast aisle at your local grocery store)
  • 1 1/2 cups plain, non-fat yogurt
  • milk
  • extra butter (optional, for serving with, and Country Crock tastes great with this kind of bread)


  • Knead the dough just like regular bread: heel of your hand, make a ball, turn, repeat.
  • Flour all surfaces well, and grease the baking sheet thoroughly.
  • It's not like soda bread at all, it's almost like a biscuit, just a little heartier.
  • Set out some extra all-purpose flour and butter/margarine to grease the sheet. And grease that thing like there's no tomorrow!
  • It will look funny at first, but chances are good you're doing it right.
  • You'll need a strong, sharp knife to cut it with.


  • Watch it carefully in the oven, and start testing it at half an hour to see if it's done. Even if it only gets a little burnt, it will get ruined.
  • Grease everything to the utmost; you do not want this to stick.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking sheet (2 loaves will fit onto 1 sheet)
  • Pastry blender (or 2 knives)
  • 2 knives (if you don't have a pastry blender)
  • Spoon
  • Workspace
  • Oven
  • Strong bread knife
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