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Avoca’s Famous Brown Bread Recipe

We simply couldn’t share Avoca’s best soups without including a recipe for their famous brown bread. One of the very first Avoca recipes, it’s now over 30 years old and is still a firm favourite. For dipping, mopping and dunking, this brown bread is best sliced thick and slathered in Irish butter

Avoca’s Famous Brown Bread Recipe

Avoca Brown Bread
Avoca Brown Bread


  • Oil, for greasing
  • 300g coarse wholemeal flour
  • 200g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp bran
  • 2 tbsp wheat germ
  • 2 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 dessertspoon treacle
  • 600ml milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a 2lb loaf tin well with oil or use a paper liner or a sheet of non-stick baking paper.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Add the treacle and stir in most of the milk to create a moist mixture. You may not need to use all the milk.
  4. Scrape into the greased or lined loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until risen. Reduce the heat to 170°C and bake for a further 40 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, run a knife around the tin and ease the bread out. If it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, it’s done. If not, return it to the oven for 5 to 10 minutes more.
  6. Allow to cool on a wire rack before cutting into slices to serve. This keeps well for a few days and makes the most delicious toast in the morning.

Variation: Multiseed Bread

Add a handful of seeds of your choosing to make a multiseed version. We like to use linseeds as well as pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and poppy seeds.

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