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Irish Brown Bread

This is a combination of the notes Catherine had from her grnadmother and the King Arthur Flower recipe Some time I would like to try it with King Arthur's Irish Wholemeal Flour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 1 loaf


  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 cups White Flour I used bread flour, but AP seems to be commonly used.
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2-2.5 cuos Butter Milk Well shaken
  • 2 tablespoons Butter Melted
  • a few sprays Bakers Joy Or other cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, & sugar).
  • Add the butter milk and wet ingredients.
  • Stir together until blended - some lumps will remain.
  • Kneed until it holds together - about 10 times.
  • Form it into a ball and place it onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Cut a deep cross into the top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes then turn off the oven and let it remain in the oven another 20-25 minutes.