Irish Brown Bread with Only 5 Ingredients
Irish Brown Bread has been a staple in Ireland for a long time. It dates back to a time when the wholemeal ‘brown’ flour was seen as the ‘poor’ flour, and the bread was part of the rations. There are many different recipes out there for Irish Brown Bread, but this very simple recipe (with only 5 ingredients!) has been shared with us by Bec’s friend Laura.
Laura and Bec met as they both had their babies around the same time. Laura, an Irish native, had never done much cooking but after her little girl came along she wanted to start making the traditional bread in the morning, using the recipe from back home. She has kindly shared her Irish Brown Bread recipe with us.
One of the great things about having a Thermomix is that you can make your own butter. If you are anything like us, you hate the idea of throwing out the buttermilk after making the butter… but simultaneously you don’t really know what you should make with it (apart from buttermilk pancakes, of course!) so you end up with a whole lot of frozen buttermilk. Well, buttermilk is one of the 5 simple ingredients in this recipe, so why not give it a go!
To answer some questions before they arise:
– No, it doesn’t need yeast.
– No, it doesn’t need to be kneaded.
– Yes, the dough is quite sticky (use a little extra flour when you are shaping it)
– Yes, it really is that simple!
This recipe was featured in Episode 98 of the podcast: St Patrick’s Day Thermomix Recipes. It should be noted that the quantity of the buttermilk and the temperature of the oven have been updated since recording the podcast.Print