Irish Brown Bread

Irish Brown Bread

Irish Brown Bread

Irish Brown Bread


4 cups (13 1/2 ounces) whole wheat pastry flour

2 to 3 (1 3/4 to 2 5/8 ounces) tablespoons sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) buttermilk

2 Tbs (1 3/4 ounces) vegetable oil or melted butter


In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk and the oil or butter. Stir together until blended—some lumps will remain. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead about 10 times, or until it all holds together. Form it into a large ball and place it on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cut a deep cross in the top. Bake the bread in a preheated 400°F oven for approximately 40 minutes, or until it tests done (a cake tester inserted into the center will come out clean.) Yield: 1 large round loaf, 10 to 12 inches in diameter.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Entire recipe (14.7 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving



Calories From Fat (67%)


% Daily Value

Total Fat 30.43g


Saturated Fat 18.25g


Cholesterol 14.7mg


Sodium 4945.12mg


Potassium 557.29mg


Total Carbohydrates 22.25g


Fiber 0.02g


Sugar 19.7g


Protein 12.16g


Source: Courtesy of King Arthur Flour

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