Brown Bread


Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 80 minutes

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  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas Mark 3.
  2. Put the flours, sieved bread soda, salt and porridge oats into a large mixing bowl and well them well.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs together with the oil and add to the dry mixture. Next, mix in the buttermilk and get the mix to a “sloppy” consistency.
  4. Pour into a 2lb loaf tin and smooth the top of the bread with a wet spoon. Sprinkle some seeds or porridge oats on top of the bread and bake in the oven for 1 hour. Remove the bread from the tin and return to the oven to bake for a further 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool down.


This bread stays fresh for about 4-5 days and can be frozen.

  • Keith Hughes, 3 Oct 19

    5 stars rating
    This is a good recipe. I hadn't made bread before, and this turned out great!
  • Louise , 9 Jul 19

    4 stars rating
    The most delicious bread I’ve ever made. I put some chia, pumpkin and sesame seeds in. Yum
  • Ann Marie Sexton, 3 Jul 19

    4 stars rating
    It was lovely to do
  • Deborah, 2 May 19

    5 stars rating
    This bread is yum and super easy to make, I found it overflowed the 2lb cake tin so I just used a slightly bigger tin
  • Emer, 24 Mar 19

    5 stars rating
    Simple and quick to make!
  • Antoinette, 22 Aug 18

    5 stars rating
    Lovely bread so easy to make
  • Marie kelly, 11 Feb 18

    5 stars rating
    Lovely brown bread, my first time to make bread, so easy,
  • Claire , 2 Jun 17

    5 stars rating
    Best recipe I've tried!
  • Siobhan, 14 Jan 17

    5 stars rating
    Made this yesterday and added fruit and seeds. It was gorgeous and didn't last an hour. Will definitely make this again!
  • Katherine Daly, 13 Oct 16

    5 stars rating
    Can't wait to try this !!
  • Cait, 1 Jun 16

    5 stars rating
    Love this bread

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