Brown Bread Recipe

Yesterday, it was raining and very windy so I decided to forgo the afternoon walk and make bread instead. I make this brown bread very often but this time I added treacle and raisins for a change.

2 cups of wholewheat flour

1 cup of strong white flour

1/2 cup porridge oats

1/2 cup wheat bran (or germ)

1and 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

Raisins, if using

1 tblsp honey or treacle

1 and 1/2 cups of buttermilk

Oven to 190 degrees celsius

All the dry ingredients into a large bow, mix well, add the honey or treacle and the buttermilk and mix all together by hand until it comes away from the sides of the bowl. Turn out onto floured worktop and knead for half a minute or so the shape into a round and place on floured baking tray. Cut a cross quite deeply with a knife and put into the oven for 20 minutes, then turn oven down to 160 degrees and cook for another 20 mins. Test with a skewer or knife to make sure it’s done. The knife should come out clean. Wrap in a damp tea towel and cool on a wire tray.

I always cut a piece off while it’s still warm and butter it. Heaven!