Honey and Rosemary Soda Bread

    55 minutes

    This delicious soda bread is perfect to serve with a bowl of soup or serve lightly buttered with honey and a mug of tea!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 200g coarse ground wholemeal flour
    • 275 plain flour
    • 300ml buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • pinch salt
    • 6 tablespoons honey
    • 1 spring fresh rosemary

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. Remove the rosemary from the stalk.
    3. In a large bowl, mix the rosemary and coarse flour with the sifted plain flour, bicarb soda and salt.
    4. Add the buttermilk and honey. Mix until you get a soft dough.
    5. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until the mixture is smooth.
    6. Shape into a round loaf and cut an asterisk pattern in the top.
    7. Bake on a lightly floured baking tray for 40 minutes. When it's ready, it will sound hollow when tapped on the base.
    8. Let rest for ten minutes before cutting. Cover with a clean damp tea towel if a soft crust is desired.

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    Honey and Rosemary Soda Bread
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    Something else. Think next time I will divide the recipe in half and bake 2 loaves as this was a very large loaf and took extra time in my oven to bake and bottom got a bit dark.  -  20 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


     -  06 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Good flavor. Used whole wheat flour instead of ground wholemeal flour. Same problem as another reviewer, seemed to get very dark at 400 deg., and center was still doughy after 45 minutes.  -  31 Mar 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)