St. Brigids Oaten Bread from Ireland
1470 mins (prep 1440, cooking 30)
9 ingredients
8 servings
These chewy bread-cakes have been fed to children in Ireland for years, in the belief that vigorous chewing would strengthen their young jaws. The children of today like them because they are fun to eat. And because they are low in fat and high in fiber, they are definitely healthful. The loaf is cut in quarters, or "farls" before it is baked. This was sent to me from a friend in Belfast. I doubt that you can get much more Irish than that! *New NOTE -2/27/08* The recipe now has new instructions from Ireland and they make the world of difference! I have added my pix of the bread made using the new method.

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Serving Size (56.9 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 154.56 Calories from Fat 56.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.26g 77.08%
Saturated Fat 3.34g 133.76%
Trans Fat 0.18g %
Cholesterol 13.61mg 36.29%
Sodium 308.85mg 102.95%
Total Carbohydrate 21.57g 57.53%
Dietary Fiber 2.09 g 66.94%
Sugars 4.45 g %
Protein 3.89g 62.21%
Vitamin A 168.43IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 62.81mg% Iron 1.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4