Thursday, February 9, 2012

Irish Brown Bread


It is not at all unusual for me to get excited about buying ingredients, put them in the pantry and promptly forget they're there. Such was the case when I ordered some specialty flours from King Arthur. One of them is KAF's wholemeal flour.

One day I came upon the flour and found this recipe on the back of the package. It couldn't be any easier or faster, and I found the crunch and flavor of the wheatmeal flour to be addictive. I didn't dust mine with flour because I don't like getting flour on my clothes while I'm munching on bread. I think you could add raisins and/or chopped walnuts and it would be stunning.

The finished loaves were crumbly, and the rough slices were perfect with soup or just spread with sweet butter. It wasn't a huge hit at work (no chocolate!), but I think that's more a function of this being a much plainer recipe than the ones I normally bring to work. I'll definitely make this recipe again. If you'd like the recipe, you can find it here.

8 comments:

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Looks good. I make a white Irish soda bread, but haven't tried the brown.

Kayte said...

Looks delightful...I am thinking a little jam on this and it would be dessert! Yum.

pinkstripes said...

Irish bread is just one of those breads I've never made. It looks great!

TeaLady said...

Love rustic breads. This looks delightful.

Cakelaw said...

Yummo - this bread looks tasty and if quick to make - perfect!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I order specialty flours from KAF too and never stop to read the bags. This recipe is right up my alley - if bread gets too refined it loses me.

Tracey said...

My stepfather loves Irish bread, I'll have to give this one a try for him soon. I even have all of the ingredients on hand!

Liz said...

Hmm, sounds like you need to train the tastebuds of your coworkers! This sounds like the perfect recipe for St. Patrick's Day in a few weeks.