This is the recipe for my brown bread, it is taken from Neven Maguire’s book, Home Economics for Life, which I would highly recommend.
Here is what you need:
8 oz strong white flour
8 oz wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda or bread soda or baking powder
2 teaspoons of light muscovado sugar
1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
¾ pint buttermilk
1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons of melted butter
1 teaspoon of golden syrup
Mix the above and put into a greased/olive oiled baking tin.
Pre heat oven to 200 C.
Then, before putting your mix in the oven sprinkle the following on top:
- handful of flahavan oats
- some pumpkin seeds
- some sesame seeds
Bake for 40 minutes and you should have a lovely loaf of Irish soda bread like the one on this page. If I can do it, anyone can.