Irish Brown Bread

This makes a big, dense loaf of dark, slightly sweet bread that looks impressive sliced into generous wedges on a platter. Warm it slightly before you serve it, and slather it with butter! Yum!

2 C. whole wheat flour
2 C. white flour
1 tsp. each: baking soda, salt, baking powder
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 stick margarine or butter
2 eggs
3 C. buttermilk

Mix the dry ingredients and cut in the margarine/butter with a pastry cutter. Add eggs and milk and mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased Bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes (test the cracks with a toothpick). Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn it out to cool completely. Slice and enjoy! Freezes well.

Kitchen Hint: The old buttermilk trick: stir 3 T. lemon juice or white vinegar into 3 C. of milk and let it sit about ten minutes to thicken.

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