Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Irish Bread Recipe

Coffee and whole wheat toast are one of my breakfast mainstays. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up so why not whip up a loaf of Irish Soda Bread one of the greatest gifts this Lazy Budget Chef (who can’t proof bread to save her life)  – the bread machine.

As luck would have it I have more whole wheat flour than white and more raisins than normal because I went to a bulk bin without a container and bought more raisin than I thought.

No problem. I’ll make a Irish style whole wheat bread featuring those those happy raisins sitting in my kitchen.

I am using the bread machine to make and proof the dough for this recipe and baking the bread in the oven because I want the round shape of a traditional Irish style bread.

You can bake it that way or you can bake the whole wheat Irish bread from start to finish in a bread machine. It will taste just the same although I personally think baking bread in the bread maker makes it a little more dense than when I bake bread machine dough in the oven. Do what is easiest for you.

My whole wheat Irish bread makes fantastic toast!

Easy Whole Wheat Irish Bread Recipe
  Pin this recipe for year round whole wheat bread goodness!

 

Dairy Free Whole Wheat Irish Bread - a Bread Machine Recipe


You will the these ingredients:


A bread machine (also called a bread maker)

1 1/4 Cups of buttermilk OR non dairy buttermilk  (learn how to make buttermilk from regular milks on Lazy Budget Chef here)

2 Tablespoons of oil (use your favorite although I avoid olive oil because I think it tastes a little too heavy for this recipe)

3 Tablespoons of brown sugar

1 Tablespoon of caraway seeds

3/4 Teaspoon of salt

1 1/2 Cups of white bread flour

1 1/2 Cups of whole wheat flour

1 Teaspoon of yeast

2/3 Cup of Raisins

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How to Make This Recipe:


1. Select the loaf size on your bread machine if applicable. This recipe will make a one and half pound loaf of yummy fantastic bread.

2. Add the the first seven ingredients (buttermilk, oil, brown sugar, caraway seeds, salts, flours, and yeast) to your bread machine baking pan in the order the manufacturer recommends for your brand of bread maker. 

It does make a difference! I can’t tell you how many failures I had when I got my new bread machine because I loaded the ingredients in the same order as my old bread machine. Once I double checked the instruction manual and followed the recommended ingredient order for the new machine my bread came out perfectly.

Read your machine’s instructions. Don’t be that guy!

3. Add the raisins the bread maker to the bread maker per the manufacturer’s instructions. Some machines have a little hopper that dispenses it for you during the baking cycle. Other bread machines beep at the point you need to add dried fruit manually during the baking cycle.

4. Select the Dough option and start the bread machine.

5. Transfer the finished dough to a greased pie plate to keep the bread round while it is baking in the oven.

6. Bake the bread dough in a 375 degree (F ) oven for 30 minutes.

7. All the bread to cool, slice, eat, and repeat!

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