1 c. flour
3 c. whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp. wheat germ
1 Tbsp. oat bran
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 1/2 - 1 3/4 c. buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Butter and flour a 9x5x3 loaf pan.
In a large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center. With a wooden spoon, stir in the egg, melted butter, and 3/4 cup of the buttermilk. Mix well, and gradually add enough of the remaining buttermilk to form a soft dough.
Spoon the dough into the prepared pan, smooth the top with a spatula as best you can.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn the bread out onto the rack and let cool for about an hour.
Store in an airtight container.
Recipe from The Irish Pub Cookbook