Soda bread is a variety of quick bread that uses baking soda as the leavening agent instead of yeast. This recipe for Chocolate and Orange Soda Bread yields a sweet bread with a beautiful crumb and crust that will make the perfect addition to your breakfast or to an afternoon cup of tea. Incorporating milk chocolate drops and candied orange into the dough, the loaf is then shaped and an x is cut into the loaf in the traditional soda bread fashion. Bake time is 35 minutes.
- 450 grams flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 25 grams butter (cold, chopped in pieces)
- 100 grams milk chocolate (chopped, or chocolate drops)
- 40 grams orange (candied, chopped in small pieces)
- 350 milliliters buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 220C.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- Sift the flour, soda, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
- Add the butter and rub together with the fingertips until completely blended.
- Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk. Work into a dough ball by hand. Add more buttermilk as necessary. the dough should be soft but not too sticky.
- Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and shape into a ball about 3–4 centimeters big. Do not knead the dough too much.
- Sprinkle the top with flour and make a deep cut in the surface in the shape of a cross or X.
- Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown and a knock to the base sounds hollow.
- Best eaten the same day, or toasted on the day after.
PER SERVING *
|Calories650Calories from Fat140|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat140|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.