Chef Adrian’s Irish Wheaten Bread

I take great pride in this recipe. A good tip by half steaming the bread I picked up from working in a restaurant in Dublin.
500g coarse wholemeal flour
125g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1tsp bread soda
1tsp salt
600ml (1 pint) buttermilk, plus a little extra if
1tbsp brown sugar
1tbsp melted butter, plus extra butter for greasing and
1tbsp golden syrup
1tbsp porridge oats
1tbsp of sesame seeds
Preheat the oven to 190°C and grease 2 x 900ml loaf tins.
Sift the flours, bread soda and salt into a bowl. Make a
well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk, brown sugar,
melted butter and golden syrup. Using your clean hands, mix gently and quickly
until you have achieved a nice dropping consistency. Add a little bit more
buttermilk if necessary, until the mixture binds together without being sloppy.
Divide the mixture equally between the loaf tins and
sprinkle over the porridge oats. Bake for 45-50 mins with a tray of cold water
in the bottom of the oven to create some steam. Check halfway through that the
loaves aren’t browning too much. If they are, reduce the temperature or move
the loaves down in the oven.

To check that the loaves are properly cooked, tip each
one out of the tin and tap the base. It should sound hollow. If it doesn’t,
return it to the oven for another 5 minutes. Tip out onto a wire rack and leave
to cool completely. Enjoy

Chef Adrian a young Irish enthusiastic
chef (from Cavan) who is passionate about food and the marrying of the
skills of butchery and cookery.
He is employed in the capacity of ambassador for the Associated Craft
Butchers of Ireland.
Starting at a very young age, he trained in some of
Ireland’s most renowned restaurants including Mac Nean House (6 years)
and Bon Appetit (1year). He also holds a degree in culinary arts from
the School Of Tourism Killybegs. He now travel the country spending a week in the
local Craft Butcher, developing new product ideas, promoting the local
Craft Butcher through television and radio, introducing school kids to
their Craft Butcher shop, and conducting cookery demonstrations for
He also writes weekly and monthly columns for
Woman’s Way Cookbook, Food For Thought and Woman’s Way Magazine.
His very own tv show “Chef Adrian the Craft Butcher Chef” has been
aired each week with 6 episodes in December 2014 and January 2015 on
Sky 191 and Free Sat 400 and is been repeated every week on Mondays and Fridays.
He also has a “Pop Up Cookery School”
where people and students can learn hands on cooking lessons popping
up in local events rooms and halls around the country.
He appears every week on TV3’s Late Lunch Live which now has changed to the Seven O Clock Show where he cooks with a
Celebrity guest and promote what events are coming up in the week. The show is hosted by Lucy Kennedy and Martin King. In May 2015 Adrian took his place in the Guinness Book of Records for the worlds largest potato pancake as part of Coeliac Awareness Week.
Adrian has been voted by in the top 15 rising stars of 2015.

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