EASY BROWN BREAD ~ #28 of 52 Breads in 2013

Please join me in giving a warm Canadian welcome to “Life without Lemons”.  Originally hailing from the UK and now living in Canada, we are very excited to announce that, Elyse with her fabulous “52  Breads in 2013” will be our weekly guest blogger.  If you are looking for some fabulous bread recipes, drop by each week and see what delicious bread Elyse has baked in her kitchen.

A life without lemons is like swimming in the nude. You can do it, but it just feels wrong.

A Life Without Lemons is my little blog about food, family and an ongoing love affair with gin and tonic.  I am a wife, mother of two lovely (loud, messy, crazy) boys, trained butcher and passionate cook of all things tasty. I moved from rainy England to snowy Canada in 2011 and planned to make friends and influence people with food and gin.

In 2013 I have embarked on a baking mission to make 52 different breads. All of the recipes are from one book – Women’s Institute: Bread. I have no special tools or fancy equipment. Just me, my kitchen and a pre heated oven.

Why not come along for the ride and make some bread……….

 EASY BROWN BREAD ~ #28 of 52 Breads in 2013 {Recipe}

There is something to be said for simple when it comes to baking.  A simple madeira cake is delicious, sliced thickly and eaten whilst sipping a good cup of tea, just as a simple slice of day old bread dropped into the toaster and spread with good butter is, simply perfect!

So in the hustle and bustle of every day life why is it white bread that dominates the bread basket when a loaf of simple brown bread is the perfect, tasty treat?  I am guilty of having a white bread family, so this loaf was just the reminder I needed that in fact home-baked brown bread is in fact, perfect!


The recipe actually called for half wholemeal flour and half white flour.  This gave the loaf great colour and flavour but was in the middle enough to convince my white bread family to give it a go.


 TASTE: This bread cuts out on a rising and knocking back stage so is perfect if you need bread in a hurry (well as hurried as homemade bread can be!).  It has a fabulous texture and delicious crispy crust.

And of course brown bread is healthier for you than white bread- yes, of course it is.




  1. Missy Homemaker says:

    Sounds like the perfect bread recipe! Thank you.

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