Hayfield Manor’s Brown Bread


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  • 6 - 8 People

Dietary Needs: 


250g Wholemeal Flour  

150g Cream Flour

5g Wheat Germ

3g Wheat Bran

5g Bread Soda

8g Salt

8g Brown Sugar

320ml Buttermilk

1 egg, beaten


Measure out all dry ingredients and put them into a large bowl.  Gently mix all dry ingredients together and make a small hole or well in the middle of the mix.  Mix together the egg and buttermilk. Pour half of the liquid mixture into the hole in the middle of the dry mix.  Work the dry mix from the sides of the bowl into the middle. The mix will start to stick together, then slowly add the rest of the liquid mixture and bind until all the liquid has gone into the mix.  Take your baking tin and rub it with a little bit of soft butter all around to stop the bread from sticking. Put mix in tin and place in a preheated oven at 180⁰C/Gas Mark 4.  

Bake for 30 mins then take the bread out of the tin and place back onto the oven rack and cook for another 20 mins. Take out and leave to cool on a wire tray then serve.  

Chef’s Note This brown bread is a favourite with our guests, who often ask for the recipe or if they can buy some to take home, so I hope you enjoy it as much as our other guests. This recipe is easy to make and is a great start for those just  starting to learn to bake, and great if you want to get the kids to help as they can do most of it on their own.

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