Makes: 1 delicious loaf of brown bread
250g wholemeal flour
150g plain flour
1 tablespoon wheat germ
3/4 tablespoon wheat bran
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dark soft brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:40min › Ready in:55min
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Rub a little bit of soft butter all around your baking tin to stop the bread from sticking.
Measure out all dry ingredients and put them into a large bowl.
Gently mix all the dry ingredients together and make a small well in the middle of the mix.
Mix together the egg and buttermilk. Pour half of the liquid mixture into the well 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 the liquid has gone into the mix. Put mix into the tin.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, then take the bread out of the tin and place back onto oven rack and cook for another 20 minutes.
Take out and leave to cool on a wire tray.
This brown bread is delicious when warmly buttered and a side for homemade soup.