Irish brown bread

Prep 5 min
Total 1 hour 50 min
Makes 1 loaf (14 slices)



1 1/2 cups
warm water, divided (about 110F)
1 tbsp
3 1/2 cups
whole wheat flour
1 tsp


  • SPRAY an 8 × 4-in. metal loaf pan with oil.
  • STIR 1/2 cup water with molasses and yeast in a large bowl until combined. Let stand, 10 min. Stir in flour, remaining water and salt, using a wooden spoon, until combined. Transfer dough to a floured counter. Knead once or twice, then shape into a log. Place in prepared pan. Cover with a damp towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 min.
  • PREHEAT oven to 400F. Bake in centre of oven until golden, 45 to 50 min. Let stand, 5 min. Turn loaf out onto a rack and let cool completely, about 1 hour.


Calories 129, Protein 5 g, Carbohydrates 24 g, Fat 1 g, Fibre 3 g, Sodium 166 mg.

Best served with

Creamy, homemade cultured butter (you have to try it!). Get the recipe here.

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