21 May 2011

Ballymaloe Brown Bread... still not the right bread.

I am still in search of the bread we had in Ireland every morning. Considering that every where we went served it with every meal, you wouldn't think it would be so hard to find a recipe. I tried the recipe for Ballymaloe Brown Bread for epicurious.com. While delicious, it's not the right bread. I will make it again though. It's simple, only requiring one rise and no kneading. It has a nice crust and was fantastic warm with some nice Kerrygold Irish butter.

This recipe calls for just 5 ingredients; molasses, whole wheat flour, yeast, salt and water. It's that simple.

Warm water and yeast.
Molasses, water and yeast starting to foam.
Into the pan...
Under a towel for one rise.

In other news, I bought myself a little tea pot. It's not a kettle. You heat the water before you put it in. You leave the teabag in it, allowing it to steep. Every time I had tea in Ireland (is this getting old yet?) it was served this way and for some reason seemed to taste better than any tea I've ever had. A teaspoon of sugar, bit of milk and you're in for a treat!


  1. B--I am adding Premium Steep to your must-do list in Philadelphia. It is this banging little tea store. You would LOVE IT!

  2. I can't wait to get to try it!

  3. hi,its actually brown soda bread that you want!its made with buttermilk not yeast and water..I dont have a recipe at hand but am sure u can access one on the net..Kerry.

  4. Thank you, but I actually e-mailed one of the places we stayed and the owner was kind enough to send me the recipe. It's wonderful! This reminds me to make it again!