Vera’s Brown Bread

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This is my mother in law’s recipe and practically foolproof. That said, hers always tastes better than mine so there may be a secret ingredient that hasn’t yet been shared!

Vera’s Brown Bread

SERVES

6

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

5

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

35

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Side

Method

  1. Place all dry ingredients in the bowl (apart from the chia or poppy seeds, they are for
  2. sprinkling over at the end!)

  3. Mix in the butter. (This is easier if the butter is nice and soft)

  4. Mix in the buttermilk which should give it a porridge-like consistency.

  5. Divide between two 1 lb bowls which have been well greased.

  6. Sprinkle chia or poppy seeds on top.

  7. Bake for about ¾ of an hour at gas 5 or 6.

  8. Cool on a wire tray and wrap in a tea towel for the first 5-10 mins to keep in the moisture.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Brown Flour (I use Howards Extra Course)
  • 1 pint of Buttermilk

  • 2 ozs. butter or margarine

  • Good Handful of Bran

  • Good Handful of Oats

  • Sprinkle of milled Flaxseed

  • 2 level teaspoons of Bread Soda

  • Poppy or Chia seeds to sprinkle on top

Method

  1. Place all dry ingredients in the bowl (apart from the chia or poppy seeds, they are for
  2. sprinkling over at the end!)

  3. Mix in the butter. (This is easier if the butter is nice and soft)

  4. Mix in the buttermilk which should give it a porridge-like consistency.

  5. Divide between two 1 lb bowls which have been well greased.

  6. Sprinkle chia or poppy seeds on top.

  7. Bake for about ¾ of an hour at gas 5 or 6.

  8. Cool on a wire tray and wrap in a tea towel for the first 5-10 mins to keep in the moisture.

Execution Time: 0.279 s