Mammy’s bread making implements were a large baking bowl, a tablespoon, a teaspoon and a bone handled table knife for mixing the dough. We had no scales back then so it was handfuls or spoonfuls. It worked well.
Brown Wheaten Bread
Preheat oven to 190°C
4 ozs plain flour – (1 mammy’s handful)
12 ozs wheaten meal (3 Mammy’s handfuls)
1 level teaspoon bread soda (bicarbonate) that is what mammy called it!
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
1 oz margarine
½ egg + buttermilk
Sift Plain flour, bicarbonate of soda & salt in a bowl. Rub in margarine. Add wheaten meal and sugar and mix with the white flour. Make well in centre add beaten egg and buttermilk and mix well. Flour 2lb loaf tin and pour in mixture. Even out and mark into quarters.
Bake for 45 minutes
Test – The bread is cooked when it sounds hollow to a tap on the base of the loaf. Remove from tin, wrap in clean tea towel and leave on cake rack to cool.
In the past I have given you my updated version of Wheaten bread.
Oh, God, I’m homesick again…..I want brown soda bread with real butter and I want it NOW!
Gaelikaa – I think you might need to stop reading my blog for health reasons. 😉 Please stay and use me to whet your appetite for the next visit.