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Farmer Elly's picture

Where to get coarsely ground soft wheat flour in Australia? For Irish 'brown bread' (soda bread).

August 23, 2012 - 8:41pm -- Farmer Elly


I'm in Brisbane, Australia. Wondering if anyone knows where I might source coarse milled whole wheat flour milled from soft wheat (soft red winter wheat would be great). I'm trying to find out for my mum who misses the real Irish brown bread (soda bread made with whole wheat flour). I'm a sourdough baker so soft wheat is new to me.

I've seen that King Arthur sell flour especially for this purpose, but can't see that it's stocked anywhere in Australia. I don't think they ship this far either (well at a price I can afford anyway).

Any ideas?

Neo-Homesteading's picture


his is a bread that I've seen in every grocery mart I've ever shopped at and although I find the store bought variety somewhat awful I've always been drawn to it. For some reason or another I decided one day that I just HAD to make it. It was after all one of my grandmothers absolute favorites, and although I've never met her I always feel like I do when I make these sorts of traditional New England foods. Its actually steamed in a tin as strange as it sounds its definitely a new england tradition that I adore. 


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CountryBoy's picture

News Alert: An easy bread book - for a change

September 25, 2008 - 8:14am -- CountryBoy


I have the 6 major bread books that everyone usually references here.  I read and re-read and learn continually.  This forum is an excellent addition to that.

However, there is always the possibility that someone does not want to do Artisan bread; does not want to learn the complexity of it all.  But rather just wants to make a simple loaf of bread and not get sucked into the vortex of the rocket science of it all.

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Has anyone made Maggie Glezer's Boston Brown Bread?

March 3, 2007 - 11:36am -- weavershouse

I'd like to make Glezer's brown bread. I made Boston Brown Bread years ago and always steamed it, the traditional way. This recipe bakes the bread in the oven. Has anyone tried this, baking it seems like an easy alternative. Also, I quit making this bread because I worried about using the coffee cans...leaded seams??? or whatever. Is this another unnecessary worry? Any suggestions about what to use instead of cans?

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