Thursday, 22 March 2012

Recipe: Traditional Brown Bread Loaf...

Today I am sharing a recipe for a brown bread loaf. The addition of  a dollop of honey gives it a nice moist flavour and it's also a healthier option than adding sugar!! If you don't wish to add the honey just omit it from the recipe . Go here for lots of similar versions...


250g wholemeal flour
200g white flour
1tsp bread soda
1tsp salt
1 egg
350ml buttermilk
1tsp honey

optional topping 1 tbsp of porridge oats


In a bowl combine the flours with the bread soda and salt. Mix the egg and buttermilk together and add the honey if using. Pour into the bowl of flours and combine well..

When mixed ,pour into a well greased 2lb loaf tin and scatter top with the oats. Make a deep ridge down the centre and one across middle. Bake for 40 to 45 mins in 180c oven

When baked turn it onto a bread board and tap the bottom lightly , if it sounds hollow it is ready. Wrap  in a tea towel while cooling to keep the crust soft. Enjoy with lots of butter and a nice cup of tea for a mid afternoon treat.

Hope you all have a lovely day!
Anne xx


  1. It looks really good, I'd love to try! :-)

  2. Let me know if you do Tina!

  3. A slice of this bread, smeared with Kerry Gold butter, and a pot of Barrys tea sounds absolutely perfect right about now! :)

  4. YUMMMM! Fresh baked bread sounds so good right now, I will have to try this recipe. It looks and sounds delicious! :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ooh, I love a good homemade wheat bread with some butter and honey! Yummm!!!

  6. This looks really good and faster than a yeast bread! Great pictures and it does look really moist! Thanks for another great recipe!

  7. This sounds so good! I might have to try this today!

  8. This looks ahhhh mazing! I love to make little bread every now and then, and I believe I may try this one soon.

  9. mmmm, warm bread I could handle that about now. Looks fantastic!

  10. hmm looks so good your own made bread! And honey is also very good and healthy x

  11. Thank you for stopping by and following : ) Love your blog! This bread looks so yummy. Ohh...and with butter. I'm going to have to give this a go. I'm a follower now as well.

  12. I love freshly baked bread. Looks so good Anne! I could just slice off of it. HaHaHa

  13. This looks so nice and i really like it. Great photos too. So yummy.

  14. This loaf looks delish - hope you have a sunny weekend,

  15. hello Anne , What a kind surprise to read your comment on my blog .
    Welcome . Now I found yours too !
    I am a mother of four too ! And a grandmother of beautiful Eva 10 months old tomorrow !
    Your bread looks wonderful ...can almost smell it overhere ....
    When I was a kindergarten teacher I used to bake with the children and ...honey was our favorite too .....
    I will follow you and for now happy weekend !

  16. OHH MY delish!!!!! this looks amazing!!! I could eat freshly made bread and butter for every meal!!! (please move in and make it pretty please!!! :) )

    love K

  17. That looks so tasty! :) Thanks for your lovely comment! xoxo ♥

  18. Adding honey to bread sounds delish!! :)



  19. YUM. this recipe looks so yummy. will definitely have to try it out at home.

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