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Published on December 13th, 2008 | by Kieran


Brown Bread

This recipe is for the Best Brown Bread ever, stolen from a very good friend of mine. It’s so simple to make and tastes brilliant.

  • 8oz Wholemeal Flour
  • 2oz Porridge
  • 1oz Wheatgerm
  • 1oz Wheatbran
  • 1oz Pinhead Oatmeal
  • 1/2 oz Butter
  • 3/4 Pint Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar

Seeds and fruit are at your discretion, I generally use:

  • Poppy Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Sesame Seeds

Fruit – Apricots are really nice in it or Sultanas. Crushed mixed nuts are a nice alternative too.

Now for the Science Bit..

  • Add all the dry ingredients in together, seeds, fruit etc.
  • Mix well
  • Rub in the butter
  • Add the buttermilk
  • Mix well, consistency should be similar to soggy Wheetabix !!!!
  • Pour into greased tin or silicone mould
  • 15 mins in a fan oven @ 225 degrees then reduce temp 200 degrees for 30 mins.


About the Author

has worked with computers and technology for nearly 20 years. Based in the United Kingdom, he works throughout EMEA as a Solution Consultant, specialising in Fax & Document Distribution technologies. Predominantly blogging on he can also be found on Twitter @KieranLane, and Flickr.

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