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Irish Brown Bread Recipe

Irish Brown Bread 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oat bran
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons dark brown sugarå
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400°F.


In a large bowl, combine both flours, bran, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt.In a separate bowl, mix together egg, oil, and buttermilk.Make well in the center of flour. Using a fork, gradually mix in liquid ingredients. When the dough leaves the sides of the bowl and can be shaped into a loaf, turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly for about 5 minutes.Divide ball in half. Put each half into lightly greased 8 inch round pan. Cut an X across whole top of dough with a sharp knife.Bake in preheated 400°F oven for 30 minutes until crust is light golden brown, and loaf sounds hollow when rapped with the knuckles. Cool on wire rack.Yield: 2 small loaves

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