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Blaa bread – Irish recipe

Irish blaa bread, a tender roll lined in white flour, is one in every of Eire’s most beloved conventional meals.

Though typically related to Co Waterford, blaa bread arrived on Irish shores within the late 1600s when the French Huguenots introduced the recipe with them. The phrase “blaa” is alleged to be derived from “blanc,” the French phrase for white,  however this idea is disputed.

In 2013, blaa bread was awarded Protected Geographical Indication standing by the European Fee, that means that solely a blaa really made in Waterford will be known as a blaa. 

Essentially the most conventional strategy to decide up a blaa in Waterford is both as a breakfast blaa with rashers or a full Irish or with some purple lead (a luncheon sausage). In fact, you might additionally strive it with no matter sandwich filler you want however us Irish would suggest some ham or actual Irish butter and a few cheese and onion Tayto crisps (chips). Good lord.

Or, you may strive making your very personal blaa bread with this recipe!

Conventional Waterford blaa bread recipe

Serves 24


  • 3 lbs bread flour
  • 2 oz contemporary yeast or 1 oz energetic dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups heat water
  • 2 1/4 pints water
  • 1 tsp salt


Dissolve yeast and sugar in heat water.

When the yeast is frothy and the sugar is dissolved add the combination to the flour with salt and remaining water.

Knead for 5 minutes till clean and elastic.

Put the dough into a big oiled bowl and lined with oiled cling wrap and put in a heat place for about an hour or till doubled.

Punch dough down, cowl, and depart to rise once more for a few half-hour.

Punch down once more gently and prove onto a floured board. Divide dough into 24 even-sized buns, barely flattened (approx 3 oz every) and place on a flippantly floured baking sheet. Permit to rise at room temperature till double in dimension – 2 to three hours.

Warmth oven 425°F (210°C). Mud rolls flippantly with all-purpose flour and bake for about quarter-hour till or till they sound hole when tapped on the underside. Ideally, rolls shouldn’t be too brown on prime.


Have you ever ever tried blaa bread earlier than? Tell us within the feedback!

*Initially revealed in 2014, up to date in Might 2022.



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