Makes 1 Loaf
Side Dish

Ingredients

Spiced Irish Soda Bread
  • buttermilk, 1¼, cups, at room temperature,
  • egg, 1,,,
  • whole wheat flour, 2, cup,,/maida-whole-wheat-flour
  • all purpose white flour, 1 ¾, cup,,
  • ground flax seed, 2, tablespoons,,/ground-brown-flax-seeds
  • ground cardamom, ½, teaspoon,,/ground-green-cardamom
  • baking soda, 1, teaspoon,,/baking-soda
  • golden sugar, 3, tablespoons, reserve 1 tablespoon for the topping,
  • course sea salt, 2, teaspoons,,
  • cold butter, 4, tablespoons, cubed,
  • cocoa nibs, 2, tablespoons,,
  • dried currents, 3, tablespoons,,/zante-currants
  • crystalized ginger, ½, cup, chopped,/thai-crystallized-ginger
  • bittersweet chocolate, ½, cup,coarsely chopped,

 

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Spiced Irish Soda Bread

We've adapted the classic Irish soda bread and filled it with all the things we love, dark chocolate, crystalized ginger, currents, and cardamom. 
Written By Megan Fawn Schlow | Mar 10, 2021

Ingredients

Spiced Irish Soda Bread
  • buttermilk, 1¼, cups, at room temperature,
  • egg, 1,,,
  • whole wheat flour, 2, cup,,/maida-whole-wheat-flour
  • all purpose white flour, 1 ¾, cup,,
  • ground flax seed, 2, tablespoons,,/ground-brown-flax-seeds
  • ground cardamom, ½, teaspoon,,/ground-green-cardamom
  • baking soda, 1, teaspoon,,/baking-soda
  • golden sugar, 3, tablespoons, reserve 1 tablespoon for the topping,
  • course sea salt, 2, teaspoons,,
  • cold butter, 4, tablespoons, cubed,
  • cocoa nibs, 2, tablespoons,,
  • dried currents, 3, tablespoons,,/zante-currants
  • crystalized ginger, ½, cup, chopped,/thai-crystallized-ginger
  • bittersweet chocolate, ½, cup,coarsely chopped,

 

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Beat the buttermilk and egg together in a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, ground flax seed, cardamom, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  4. Cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse pea sized crumbs. Fold in the the cocoa nibs, currents, crystalized ginger and chocolate.
  5. Slowly add the buttermilk and egg mixture. Stir with a large spoon until the dough comes together, if the dough seems sticky add a bit more all purpose flour 1 tablespoon at a time.
  6. Once the dough forms, transfer to a clean countertop and knead until it is shaped into a large round.
  7. Place the dough in a parchment lined baking sheet or cast iron skillet. Make a deep cut across the top of the bread and sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of sugar.
  8. Bake the bread for 35 -40 minutes, until a knife comes clean out of the center.
  9. Cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before slicing.