St. Patrick's Day Brown Bread

This authentic Irish Brown Bread recipe is a hearty whole wheat loaf made with buttermilk and sweetened with rich molasses.


How to Make Traditional Irish Brown Bread

Begin by mixing the dry ingredients.

Forming the Dough

Make a well in the center of the dry mix and pour in the wet ingredients. 

Knead the Dough and form a Disc

Dust your space with flour and gently knead without overmixing.

Pat the dough into a flat round disc, then cut a cross in the top and poke holes in each quarter.


Use a baking sheet or a Cast Iron Skillet

Prepare the skillet with some butter, then add the dough.

Bake, remove & cool!

Irish brown bread is known for its distinctive hard crust, with the inside being moist, slightly crumbly and tender, with a nutty aroma. 

It’s a traditional Irish recipe, perfect for serving with stews and soups, and of course on St. Patrick’s Day!