This easy Icelandic brown bread recipe is sure to become a favourite - with no yeast to worry about, it's an easy make for beginner bakers, and delicious served slightly warm with butter - yum!
2 C wholemeal flour
1 1/2 C high grade flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 C buttermilk
1/4 C molasses (or treacle)
Preheat your oven to 150ºC (300ºF).
Grease a loaf tin and set aside.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Mix the buttermilk and molasses (or treacle) together in a measuring jug and pour the mixture into the dry ingredients.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine thoroughly.
Once completely mixed, pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour.
Check if the loaf is done by poking a toothpick in the centre of the loaf and if it comes out clean, remove the bread from the oven.
If necessary, run a knife around the edge of the loaf tin, and then turn the bread out onto a cooling rack.
Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing - if you try to slice the loaf when it's too warm, it will just fall apart. Delicious served warm with butter!
makes 1 loaf bread, prep time 25 minutes, cooking time 1 hour