Dorothy’s Wheaten Bread 

This recipe belongs to Dorothy Mc Manus, and is my all time favourite wheaten bread recipe it is perfect with a slice of cheese, and freezes perfectly. Make a couple at a time and freeze one! You can freeze in slices and then ration yourself!  


14oz coarse wholemeal 

2oz porridge oats 

4oz plain flour 

2oz granulated sugar 

2oz cookeen 

1.5 tsp baking soda 

1 tsp salt 

1 pint buttermilk 



  • Preheat oven to 180° 
  • Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl 
  • Cut and rub or grate cookeen into dry ingredients 
  • Mix in buttermilk using large metal spoon. You may not need to use all the buttermilk, or you may need to add a little sweet milk depending on the type of flour you used 
  • Turn mixture into a greased 2 lb loaf tin or 2x1lb loaf tins and bake at 180° for 55 minutes 
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