Irish Brown Bread

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Photo Credit: Lain Bagwell

Recipe from: Womansday Kitchens

I made this loaf last night and had rave reviews. It very earthy and healthy with the addition of the wheat germ. But I cannot take credit for this loaf. I got the recipe from http://www.womansday.com. Thank you womansday.com kitchen staff and photographer.

http://www.womansday.com/Recipes/Irish-Brown-Bread-Recipe

Irish Brown Bread

1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 1/4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour

3/4 Cups Quick Oatmeal

1/2 Cup Wheat Germ

2 Teaspoons Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 3/4 Cups Buttermilk

2 Tablespoons Honey

1 Tablespoon Quick Oatmeal for dusting loaf

Preheat oven to 425*F

In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix well. Then combine the buttermilk and honey. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold just to combine all.

Flour your counter of bread board and knead the dough just slightly to smooth it. Divide the dough into two equal portions. Sprinkle the dough with the remaining tablespoon of oatmeal and press it in lightly so oatmeal sticks.

Prepare a large jelly roll pan with cooking spray or parchment paper. Place prepared loaves on the pan.

Bake in 425*F oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 400*F and bake 10-15 minutes more until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool slightly and then cut with bread knife. Serve with butter or a good olive oil margarine.

This loaf would be good with a winter soup or stew. This loaf is healthy enough for everyday eating and is very easy to make.