King Arthur Flour send out a regular catalogue with their products and to encourage you to read to the end they intersperse it with recipes. I saved this Irish Brown Bread recipe from there before recycling it. The recipes often use the specialty ingredients that they’re featuring at the moment, in this case Irish-style flour.
Given that I only had normal flour, I made use of KAF’s most ingenious idea for brand loyalty: the Baker’s Hotline. Have a problem with a bread recipe? You can call, chat or email them at any time.
Tess, Baker Support Specialist from KAF, advised me by email that substituting one cup whole wheat flour with two teaspoons of buttermilk will give the same consistency as the Irish-style flour.
So I made the bread, additionally subbing in 50g of cooked Irish oats for some of the flour and using a Pullman loaf pan instead of a baking tray, and it turned out great.