The rainy, cold, and dark Irish winter is coming to us once again.

It is the perfect time to enjoy Keva’s warm sweet potato and coconut soup, complimented with a traditional Irish Brown Bread with Keva’s twist of added sea salt, black pepper and lime.

Doesn’t it make you feel warm already?

Here is an easy and quick recipe:


80g Oatmeal

30g Wheat germ

50g Bran Flakes

295g whole wheat flour

220g White flour

6g baking soda (sifted)

6g baking powder (sifted)

1 g sea salt

1/2g nutmeg

3g coarse fresh black pepper

2g fresh thyme leaves

2 limes zest

50g Black Treacle ( molasses)* or Dark brown sugar

2 eggs

70g good quality Olive oil

2 limes juice

550ml buttermilk


1 Preheat the oven to 325-350 ºF  ( 160-180 ºC )

2 Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Including thyme and lime zest.Using fingers tips rub mixture by hands, which infuses the flavors really well.

3 Combine in a small bowl. Eggs, Olive oil, buttermilk,lime juice,and treacle together.

*If using treacle instead of brown sugar. It will take a little longer to combine.

4 Turn into a well- greased cast iron baking pan or a loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turn bread over in pan bake for 5 minutes more.

The results of this bread is amazing! crunchy on the outside and soft and flavorful on the inside.

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