Jonathon’s Irish Soda Bread

March 11, 2013


Are you thinking I am crazy and forgot that my last post was practically the same thing? Nope, not crazy at all just want to make sure you jump on the bandwagon with this Irish Soda Bread.  I’m telling you, forget about staying away from carbs and try one of the two recipes I’ve shared with you.  If you’re a chocolate fan, I would suggest making this baby here.  My nephew Jonathon was over minutes after my Irish Soda Bread with Tart Cherries came out of the oven and after tasting it, he talked me into making this version.  So, if you bring it upon yourself to go crazy and try this one here, all the praise should go to Jon and his girlfriend Chris who helped me prepare it.  Thanks guys:))

Jonathon's Irish Soda Bread
  • nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for topping
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into cubes
  • 1 cut buttermilk
  • ⅔ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8 inch cake pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Whisk flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add butter. Using your fingertips, rub in butter until large chunks are gone.
  4. Make a well in center of flour mixture and add buttermilk. Gradually stir dry ingredients into milk to blend. Mix in chocolate chips.
  5. Using floured hand, shape dough into ball and transfer to prepared pan and flatted slightly. Dough should not touch sides of pan.
  6. Sprinkle dough with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and a sprinkling of cinnamon
  7. Bake bread until brown and tester comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes.
  8. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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