Brown Bread is an Irish dark bread from Irish gastronomy. Its thick crumb and soft crust make it a daily accompaniment to the Irish meal. Its rich and soft consistency is mainly composed of flour, butter, sugar, and sometimes honey. In the absolute, you can also find some with nuts or cereals… Enough to make a delicious bread, which will moreover easily stall any hungry person!
In Ireland, Brown Bread can be eaten with any sauce: as a side dish, in a sandwich (with cheddar cheese), or for breakfast…
Irish people also appreciate its fragrant crumb (often thicker than a standard bread), as well as its very strong taste, which goes perfectly with cheese, bacon, or even sweeter flavours (Lemon Curd, jam…etc.). Stronger and more filling than a normal bread, it is the ideal companion for Irish people who like to eat on the go, or wish to make a balanced meal, which quickly fills the stomach.
Brown Bread can be found in bakeries all over Ireland (less than one euro each), as well as in pubs and restaurants on the island.
These are sometimes slightly improved, with additional ingredients based on cereals, raisins, almonds, or hazelnuts . The result is often surprising and tasty, and particularly nourishing!