Wheaten Bread with melted butter
Wheaten Bread
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This wheaten bread is a traditional Irish bread and something quick and easy to bake. Melt a small knob of butter over a slice and enjoy with homemade vegetable soup.
15Mins Prep Time
1Mins Cook Time
BeginnerSkill Level
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Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (gas mark 6).
  2. Lightly flour a baking tray or 23x12cm loaf tin.
  3. Sift together the bread flour, wholemeal flour, salt, bicarb of soda, and 2 teaspoons sugar in a bowl.
  4. Rub the butter into the flour mixture
  5. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and pour in the oil and buttermilk. Stir with a spatula until dry mixture is completely moistened.
  6. Move the dough to a lightly-floured surface. Lightly knead the dough for no more than 1 minute.
  7. Shape and place the dough on a baking tray (or into the prepared tin).
  8. Cut a cross into the top of the loaf with your finger.
  9. Brush the top with milk or buttermilk.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 180 degrees C (gas 4); rotate tin and bake another 30 minutes.
  11. Allow loaf to cool on a wire rack before slicing