Monday, April 23, 2012

Irish Pub Brown Bread

Ireland made soda bread famous, or visa verse. This is a very dense-textured bread, but tasty. Very easy to make. a good camp bread.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons molasses

Prepare an 8" or 10" Dutch oven, with baking spray. Preheat to 450°f.. About 8 to 10 charcoals on the bottom, and 14 to 18 on top. Combine the flours, oats, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl, mix thoroughly. Whisk together the buttermilk and molasses in a large pitcher. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Using a fork, stir the liquid, gradually drawing in the flour from around the edge. With floured hands, lightly knead to a soft dough. Shape the dough into a circle about 8", pressed flat to about 2" thick. Use a sharp knife  to cut a deep cross on the top. Place in the preheated 8" or 10" Dutch oven and bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 400°f.. About 5 on the bottom, and 10 to 12 on top, and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.The bread should sound hollow when tapped. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.


  1. Mmmm, that bread looks delish. My Farmer Hubby has been asking me to try making dense texture breads. I am soooo glad you posted this, thanks!

    Oh, and I love that horseshoe table. Did you make it? What is the table top?

    Blessings to you

  2. A plow disk. A good friend of mine welded it for me. The flavor of the bread was good, but it was a little to heavy to me. Thank you Sassy for all your support. Keep the black pots hot.

  3. See post dated Oct. 26 2009(Titled) Tables

    1. That bread looks so good I can almost smell it baking. Nice use of the disc blade as a platform to cook on. I have a large disc blade I use for a wok. They work extremely well for that. Love your blog. Steve.