Irish brown bread

Irish Brown Bread

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Brown bread was especially popular among country people and still is today. The cross cut in the loaf is said to bring the blessing of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit to all who partake. Excellent with jams, cheese, or lox.

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 Tablespoon baking soda
1 egg
2-1/2 cups buttermilk

In a large bowl, combine flours, wheat germ, oatmeal and baking soda. Add egg and buttermilk (these ingredients make the dough soft and easy to handle); blend well, form in a round loaf and place in a round, greased cake pan. Cut a deep cross into loaf. Bake in 400-degree oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 200 degrees and bake another 30 minutes. Let it cool on stove top.

Makes: 1 loaf (serves 6)

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