:: Irish Brown Yeast Bread

March 15, 2009 at 10:00 am 11 comments

Irish Brown Yeast Bread
This has to be one of the easiest bread recipies in the world with no kneading it’s a no brainer! The loaf can be frozen and defrosted when needed and is the perfect accompaniment to a hearty soup or made into a chunky sandwich. For anyone hooked on white bread this is a really healthy alternative and you can also add rolled oats sprinkled on top for an extra crunch.

450g of wholemeal flour.
1 teaspoon of salt.
1 7g sachet of dried yeast.
1 teaspoon of treacle.
15 Fl Oz of warm water.
A small handful of mixed seeds

Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Dissolve the treacle in the warm water and add to the dry mix. With a large spoon combine the ingredients until it forms a wet mixture. Turn the mixture into an oiled and floured loaf tin, sprinkle with seeds and cover with cling film or a damp tea towel. Place in a warm spot to allow the yeast to do its work for approx 20 mins. Cook in the oven for about 45-50 mins at Gas Mark 7/ 220oC. You will know when the loaf is done when you tap the bottom and it sounds hollow.
The bread is quite moist and will last for anything up to a week, you can store it in an airtight container. It also freezes brilliantly for up to a month, so you could also make a few extra to save for later.

Photos: Jocasta Clarke


Entry filed under: bread, Ireland, seeds, yeast.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Culinary Cory  |  March 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Your bread looks hearty and wholesome. Umm, I do have to admit. What’s treacle?

  • 2. Holler  |  March 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    This loaf looks so easy to make that I am going to try it out soon. Gorgeous photos 🙂

  • 3. Donal  |  March 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Hey Cory!Thanks! Black Molases would probably be the closest thing I could compare it to- it would also be a good substitute in this recipe.Hey Holler!Great! let me know how you get on! 🙂

  • 4. Gavin  |  March 15, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Mmmmmm, this wants to be slathered in butter and nestled in my belly. This is a fantastic sounding recipe. It sounds like the perfect toast bread.

  • 5. aoife mc  |  March 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Yum. I’m in a good mood just thinking about eating that bread! Looks gorgeous.The photos on your blog are excellent. I’ll definitely be trying the bulgarwheat chicken salad, it looks immense!

  • 6. Antonio Tahhan  |  March 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    this bread looks awesome! this past week i’ve been bingeing on Irish soda bread because of all the pre-st.paddy’s day festivities – do you have a recipe for a good ISB? I’ll be sad to see it gone after tomorrow.

  • 7. GeneWilleke  |  March 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Tastes great, but it stuck to the pan so much that it had to be pried out with a spatula.

  • 8. Karen Anne  |  March 17, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Had a wonderful store-bought Irish soda bread. Are sugar crystals on top usual?

  • 9. Christine  |  March 18, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Oh, thank you! Can’t wait to try it out!

  • 10. Donal  |  March 18, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Hey Aoife!Thanks a mill! Let me know how you get on with it! 🙂Hey Antonio!Thanks! Hope you don’t suffer to badly with withdrawels! 🙂Hey Gene!Did you make sure to oil and flour your pan?Hey Karen!I have never seen it before, so I guess it wouldn’t be so tradtional over here!Hey Christine!Let me know how you get on!

  • 11. Susan  |  August 25, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Just made your bread…it's divine!


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