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Irish Brown Bread



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Milk


  1. Mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Gradually add milk until it forms a thick mixture, slightly sticky.
  3. Form into one large ball. Flour and shape dough into a round disc about 1 1/2 inches high.
  4. Place in a floured 9-inch cake pan.
  5. With a sharp knife, cut a cross onto the top of the bread, about 1/4 inch deep.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 40 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean.


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