A Taste of Ireland
Mary Browne’s Delicious Irish Brown Bread
The staff of Irish life is brown bread – sometimes referred to as Irish soda bread. There are countless recipes all over the country but the secret is to use real buttermilk. Most tourists are introduced to the wholesome nutty flavor at breakfast, with tea or as an accompaniment to a bowl of soup. The taste and scent of real homemade Irish brown bread is a treat that many want to bring back from vacation to enjoy in their own homes. Mary Browne of “Bunratty Lodge Bed-and-Breakfast” has generously shared her delicious recipe for Irish brown bread with all of us. Indulge in a little taste of Ireland!
8 ozs. wholemeal flour (whole wheat)
8 ozs. white flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1 pint of buttermilk
With a large spoon, mix all the ingredients to a moist consistency and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees in a ring tin (bunt pan). Cool for ten minutes and turn out of the pan. Allow to cool, Slice and enjoy.