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Irish Brown Bread

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Irish
Servings 12


  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Quick Cooking Bulgur
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 11 fluid ounces buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Grease an 8-inch cast iron skillet, enameled baking pan or cake pan.
  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan and add bulgur.
  • Cook for 6 minutes, then remove from heat and drain in a strainer.
  • Stir together the flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the drained cooked bulgur and stir until the flour coats it evenly.
  • Add buttermilk and mix into a shaggy dough.
  • Shape into a ball and drop into the greased pan; slice an "x" across the top with a serrated knife.
  • Bake for 70-75 minutes or until the internal temperature is 185F.
  • Serve slices with butter and honey, treacle/molasses or golden syrup.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Brown Bread, Soda Bread