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Traditional brown bread

An easy, tasty recipe from Aldi.

Serving: Makes one loaf
Time: 1hr
Difficulty: Easy


  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 250g plain white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 500ml buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons oat bran


  1. Preheat an oven to 210°C or fan oven 195°C.
  2. Sift and mix all dry ingredients, make a well in the centre and add the buttermilk.
  3. The mixture should be soft and floppy (if not, add a little more buttermilk). Knead on a floured surface for half a minute, making a round shape. 
  4. Place on a floured metal baking tray or tin. Cut a cross using a floured knife and put in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 190°C for a further 35 minutes (if using a fan oven the temp should be 195°C and 175°C).
  5. After this, tap the base of the bread and it should make a hollow sound. If not, put back in the oven for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and wrap in a cotton or linen tea towel, standing it on its side (this softens the crust).

Recipe courtesy of Aldi.

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