Wholemeal Brown Bread – Woodland Café recipe

One of the Woodland Café’s most popular items is the made-on-site brown bread which is the perfect complement for a hearty soup or by itself as a sandwich.


500g coarse Wholemeal flour

125g plain flour

1tsb bred soda

1tsb salt

600ml buttermilk plus a little extra if necessary

1tblso light brown sugar

1tblsp melted butter

1tblsp golden syrup

1tblsp porridge


Preheat oven to 200°c and grease 2 x 900ml loaf tins.

Sift the flowers, bread soda, and salt into a bowl make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, and add buttermilk, brown sugar, melted butter, and golden syrup.

Using a large spoon, mix gently and quickly until you have achieved a nice dropping consistency. Add a little more buttermilk, if necessary, until the mixture binds.

Bake for 1 hour at 200°c

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