Delicious home made brown bread from Mary’s Home Bakery Ballyhaunis Road, Claremorris (086 725 2525 )
250g/9oz Hearts Delight Wheatmeal; 200g/7oz cream plain flour; one teaspoon bread soda; one level teaspoon salt; one teaspoon of cream of tartar; one tablespoon of Oat Bran; one tablespoon of Wheat Germ; one tablespoon of Wheat Bran; 25g/1oz of margarine; one teaspoon of honey; one egg (beaten ); 12-14 fl oz/350-400ml buttermilk.
Lightly grease a 19cm/8” deep cake tin or two x 900g/2lb loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7.
Sieve the cream flour, salt, bread soda and cream of tartar into a bowl. Add the Wheatmeal, oat bran, wheat bran and wheat germ and mix well. Rub in the margarine. Mix the egg, honey and buttermilk together and add to the dry ingredients. Stir into a dough.
Turn onto a floured board and knead. Place into the prepared tin or tins and cut a cross on top. Sprinkle some pinhead on top.
Bake for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 190°C/375°F Gas 5 for a further 30 minutes.