Granny Ann’s Brown Bread

Everyone has their favourite Brown Bread recipe.  Yes, they are similar, but each one is particular to your family, and the way you like to make it.

This recipe is the one which Granny Ann uses all the time.  She has made her bread in this way for a good few years now.

It’s not a secret, and she won’t mind if it’s shared.  It is easy, and tastes really nice.

You will need:

1 lined (or greased & floured) 2lb Loaf Tin
8oz Self Raising Flour 
8oz Coarse Wheaten Meal 
1/2 Tspn Bread Soda
3/4 Tspn Salt
1/2 pt. Fresh Milk
1 egg
1 x 125ml carton of Hazelnut Yoghurt

Pre-heat your oven to 150c/350/Gas 6 

Put the Flour, Wheaten Meal, Bread Soda and Salt into a large bowl 

Measure the milk into a measuring jug, and crack in the egg, and whisk the two together

Add the milk and egg mixture to the dry ingredients, along with the carton of yoghurt.  Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together.  It will be a wet, tacky dough, so just pour it straight in to your loaf tin.  Using the flat of a knife, make a little well across the length of the loaf.  This will help to give an even rise to the finished bread.


Bake in the centre of your oven for 40 – 45 minutes.  Do the skewer test to check if it’s cooked through.  Leave to cool in the tin, for about 5 minutes, and turn out. That’s it!

Who is Granny Ann?  She’s my Mam, of course!



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