Irish-Style Brown Bread
This humble Irish-Style Brown Bread, which gets a small update with the addition of rye flour, is similar to the one you would find every day on the traditional Irish table, served with butter and jam, smoked salmon, or stew. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).
In this recipe, the dough is cut into six wedges that are baked close together, so they form a loaf that's easy to pull apart. If you prefer to make the loaf easier to slice, don't cut through the dough -- just use a sharp knife to make shallow slashes before baking.