Irish Brown Bread Irish Brown Bread

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This soda-leavened bread makes a dense, slightly crumbly loaf with a rich nutty flavour. Slather with Smoked Mackerel Pate (link below) or serve with butter, smoked salmon and a sprinkle of chives.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2007



Smoked Mackerel Pate recipe

Grease 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan; set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together all-purpose and whole wheat flours, oats, wheat germ, baking soda, caraway seeds and salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in fine crumbs. In separate bowl, whisk buttermilk with molasses; stir into flour mixture to make soft dough.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead lightly about 10 times. Shape into 8-inch (20 cm) long oval; dust top with flour. With serrated knife, cut shallow slash lengthwise down centre; transfer to prepared pan.

Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven until loaf sounds hollow when tapped on bottom, about 45 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely before slicing. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per slice: about

  • Sodium 332 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 183.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g


  • Iron 10.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
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