Munchie Mondays: Irish Brown Bread

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This heavy bread is a staple on the Irish table at mealtimes, loved for its dense texture and hearty flavour. The recipe doesn’t use any yeast, so it can be made in a heartbeat!


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted


Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.

Mix both flours, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add buttermilk and melted butter. Mix and knead dough with hands until dough holds together, about 1 minute.

Lightly flour counter and turn out dough. Knead until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Shape loaf and cut an X into the top of the loaf with a sharp knife.

Place loaf on a floured baking sheet and bake in the middle of the oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the bread sounds hollow when tapped. Transfer bread to wire rack and let cool completely before slicing.


1 Comment on Munchie Mondays: Irish Brown Bread

  1. this looks amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever made something like this before, but I’m going to have to give it a try after this! Any tips for someone who’s making it their first time?


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