So for this session of the brown bread trials I went to the master of Irish country cooking, Darina Allen. I also took some license with the recipe.
The recipe called for 5 ( yikes) cups of whole wheat flour and 4 (really?) cups of white flour. I couldn’t use my mixer because it doesn’t all fit in bowl. Anyway, I subbed in 2 cups of wheat germ for 2 cups of the whole wheat flour and added 1/4 cup of molasses. The rest of the ingredients were sLt, baking soda and 3 3/4 cups of buttermilk.
AND THEN SOMETHING WENT VERY WRONG….namely, when you have a giant dough ball, break it down into two smaller loaves. That way it will actually BAKE instead of just having a molten core that looks like magma from the black and white edition of “Journey to the Center of the a Earth”.
p.s. Taste, not so good.