This is the fourth soda bread recipe I have posted on A Solitary Feast so you would think I make soda bread all the time. I don’t. My soda bread recipes only come out when I make corned beef and cabbage, which is only a couple of times of year. That is really kind of sad. Soda bread is no harder to make then a batch of muffins and it goes with everything.
Soda bread can be sweet, almost like a muffin, or more bread like. This recipe is more bread like. It is a good recipe to experiment with.
Oats and Honey Soda Bread
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 cup oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 TBS honey
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray . In a medium bowl, Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; mix well. Add the honey to the buttermilk and stir until honey is dissolved. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir until the dough comes together. Stir in raisins. Dough should be only slightly sticky, so that it is easy to knead. If it is too dry, add an additional tbsp or two of buttermilk. Keeping the dough in the bowl, knead it for 1-2 minutes, turning Shape dough into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet. Flatten dough until it forms a disc about 1 – 1 1/2 inches thick.Bake for 30-35 minutes, until loaf is golden brown. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes on a wire rack before slicing.
Adapted from Baking Bites