Irish Bread Recipe

We got this recipe from our good friend Madeline McCarthy from Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland. She doesn't measure anything, just a handful of this and a handful of that with lots of laughter thrown in as well!

Dry ingredients


1 cup plain white flour
2 cups stoneground wholemeal flour
2 cups wheatbran
1/4 cup pinhead oatmeal
desert spoon or so of raw sugar
handful of sunflower seeds and/or pine nuts
teaspoon baking soda (sieve)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Wet ingredients


1 or 2 eggs
A dash of vegetable oil
(Make up to) 1 pint of butter milk (or std milk or water)
Combine dry ingredients, make a well.  
In a measuring bowl, combine wet ingredients; add butter milk until the 1 pint mark. Stir and add to dry. 
Add more butter milk if needed to make a mixture kind of like cold porridge!
Coat two small bread tins with a little oil then add mixture to both, split down middle with a knife.

Cook in pre-heated oven at 200C/390F for 35-40mins. (Or 45-50mins if cooking all mixture into one large loaf)  


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