When I was a little girl (in the sixties) my mom would go to the Turlock, CA "Sales Yard"; a flea/farmers market. There was a man there who sold a very delicious dark brown bread. It was not a Rye or Pumpernickle bread, it was sweet and soft like regular yeast bread, but so wonderful I've never forgotten it. I have searched sites and recipes for many years but cannot find anything resembling that bread. The famous Outback bread recipe is sort of similar but it is not the soft, tender, sweet loaf I remember. If anyone knows of a recipe simalar, can you please share?
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).
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.
I had promised to post this recipe for ehanner so here it is. This is the “brown” bread my grandmother used to make which we all loved so much. She passed away 25 years ago and I never thought I would taste it again.
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?