This crunchy traditional Irish bread pairs well with a hearty stew, soup or just smeared with a bit of Irish butter and eaten with a hot cup of tea.
Makes 1 loaf
2 ½ Cups of flour
1 Cup of whole wheat flour
½ Cup of bran
¼ Cup of sugar
1 ½ Tsp of baking soda
2 Cups of sour milk (mix 2 TBS vinegar into 2 cups of milk and let sit for a couple minutes. Now you have sour milk) or you can use buttermilk as an alternative
¼ Cup of oil (I used olive but feel free to try something else)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees & grease a loaf pan with butter or baking spray
In a large bowl, mix together the flours, bran, sugar and baking soda.
Next, create a well in the center of the bowl and add the sour milk and oil. Stir until the ingredients are moistened.
Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until a long toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.