Super Simple Irish Brown Yeast Bread

1 Aug

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We have guests coming to stay for the night but they aren’t dessert people( craziness!), so I wanted to bake something for them that wasn’t sweet and that is when I stumbled upon this recipe. It is one of the most basic recipes ever and it is impossible to go wrong, unless you forgot about it in the oven or something! It has a delicious crunchy crust but the inside is still soft and moist and oh so good with a slather of jam. It should keep for up to one week in an airtight container or you can freeze it for up to a month. I slice mine and then freeze it so I can defrost slices as I need it.

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Super Simple Irish Brown Yeast Bread ( 1 loaf)

450g wholemeal flour

450ml warm water

1 x 7g sachet dried yeast

1 generous tsp treacle

1 tsp salt

a sprinkle of oats/mixed seeds

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºc and oil and flour a 2 lb loaf tin.
  • In a bowl mix together the flour, salt and yeast. Dissolve the treacle in the warm water and stir into the dry mix until incorporated. The mixture will be wet.
  • Pour the bread mixture into the prepared loaf tin and sprinkle with the oats/seeds.
  • Cover with a damp tea towel or clingfilm and leave in a warm place for 20mins.
  • Bake in the oven for 45-50mins or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the tin then turn out and slice. 
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