Recipe by Andrea Doyle
"This is the real thing! Because it must only be handled very lightly, it can never be made in a bread machine."
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whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups
This bread was so easy to make, & tasted great with the Irish stew we had on St Patrick's Day - I used the instant oats, & my second batch turned out better because I flattened out the loaves more - they really rise a lot, so need to start out at about one inch thick.
I had high hopes for this recipe. But it really had no taste. I have made this in the past with butter, and it turned out much tastier. I was really disappointed.
I had Irish Brown Soda Bread at an Irish restaurant in Cincinnati and thought it was delicious. I think that they may have sweetened their bread slightly, but I prefer not to have my bread sweetened. I have nothing else to compare this recipe to and assume by the comments from Andrea and another reviewer that this is quite authentic.
My husband and I both enjoyed this bread quite well and I plan on making it again and again. I served it with whipped sweet butter and a dinner salad.
At first I thought the dough was too gooey, but I stuck with the recipe, and
the bread turned out great! My 5-year-old son gobbled up 3 pieces fresh out
of the oven. And he's a very picky eater. It was even better the next day. This
bread is not for people who like a light, fluffy bread. Our family has an Irish
background, so this is just what we were looking for. Great with soup and salad.
This recipe was fast and easy to make. The taste is exactly as it is in Ireland. The only downside was that my 11 year old did not like it.
Sorry, but there are better recipes for irish brown soda bread. This is OK but needs a bit more flavor. Suggest the following : add 1 tsp. baking powderl, 3 ozs. butter (not margarine or shortening) and a tablespoon or so of brown sugar. I think you will find it more interesting. I come from Ireland and have made many, many types of this bread.
I took this to a work pot luck on St. Patty's day and everyone asked if it was an old family recipe! I will definately make this again!
AMAING.. Just like my irish Grandmother used to make. Went well with my Irish Lamb Stew
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Irish Brown Soda Bread
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 14
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