irish brown bread


in honor of st. patrick's day this week, i would like to share a recipe for irish brown bread, from woman's day magazine. mine is baking in the oven as we speak!


1½ cups all-purpose flour
1¼ cups whole-wheat flour
¾ cup quick oats
½ cup wheat germ
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1¾ cups buttermilk
2 tbsp honey


1. heat oven to 425°F. coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. in a large bowl, mix flours, oats, wheat germ, baking soda and salt.

2. whisk together buttermilk and honey. add to flour mixture; stir to combine until soft dough forms.

3. turn dough out onto floured surface. divide in half. shape each half into a round loaf. place loaves 3 in. apart onto prepared baking sheet; bake 10 minutes.

4. reduce temperature to 400°F. continue baking 10 minutes longer or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. let cool 15 minutes.

let me know what you think!