Irish Brown Bread

Serving size:
 6 Servings

Ingredients

    • 3 1⁄2 c
    • flour (whole wheat, preferably stone ground)
    • 2 1⁄2 t
    • kosher salt
    • 1 t
    • baking powder
    • 1 t
    • baking soda
    • 4 T
    • butter (unsalted. cold, and cut into small cubes)
    • 1⁄2 c
    • oats (finely ground old-fashioned)
    • 1 1⁄3 c
    • whole milk
    • 1⁄3 c
    • apple cider vinegar
Prep
2 hours
Ready in
2 hours

Description

Allow the aroma of fresh baked bread to fill your home! Nothing compares to sandwiches on slices of bread fresh from the oven.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking pan with parchment paper. For Homemade Buttermilk: Mix milk and vinegar in a small bowl, and let stand until thickened, about 5-10 minutes.Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in ground oatmeal. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture; stir until dough just holds together but is still sticky. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently about 4-5 times. Pat, press and shape dough gently into a round, dome-shaped loaf, about 6-7 inches in diameter. Transfer to prepared baking pan.Lightly dust top of loaf with flour. With a sharp knife, cut an X into the top, 3/4 inch deep. Bake, rotating halfway through, until loaf is golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Allow to cool on wire rack. Yields 1 loaf.

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