Irish wholemeal flour for Irish Brown Bread: coarse or extra coarse

I live in the US and am able to find real Irish flour (Odlums brand). I would like to know whether I should use the "coarse" or the "extra-coarse". I would like to try and recreate as best as I can the delicious brown bread I enjoyed baked by many an innkeeper and B&B owner during my visit to Ireland. Thank you.

  • Posted by: Helen B
  • March 9, 2018
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Nancy March 11, 2018
You could always make it with both, compare, and decide for yourself.
David Lebovitz has both eaten the bread in Ireland and made it from King Arthur Flour recipe, which uses coarse (not extra coarse). He loves this recipe.
https://www.davidlebovitz.com/ballymaloe-irish-brown-bread-recipe/
https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/irish-brown-bread-recipe
And, go to BBC or Delia Smith for a local versions.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41233773
https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/bread-recipes/traditional-irish-soda-bread
It all sounds delicious!
 
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