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Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter

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  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


  • 2 cups flour,
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1¾ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • flour for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a large bowl,whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.
  3. In a small bowl beat egg lightly, add the buttermilk and melted butter. Our wet mixture into dry and stir until combined.
  4. Spray a cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  5. Sprinkle a small amount of flour on a cutting board. Scrape the dough from the sides of the bowl onto cutting board and shape into a ball, kneading lightly if necessary. Transfer to cast iron skillet. Sprinkle lightly flour.
  6. Using a sharp knife make an X across the top of the dough.
  7. Place in preheated oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
  9. Serve with Cinnamon Honey Butter.