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Soda Bread with Milk Chocolate and Salted Honey Butter

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  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cups milk chocolate chunks/chips

salted honey butter

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or more, or less!


  • Preheat the oven the 375 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cardamom. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg.
  • With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour in the milk mixture. Mix on medium  speed until the dough comes together. Toss the chocolate chunks with a bit of extra flour and add them to dough. Stir to mix.
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it a few times, using some extra flour if it’s super sticky. Form it into a round and slice an X on the top – I place mine in a dutch oven, so made it about 8 inches wide. You can also place it on a parchment-covered baking sheet.
  • Bake the dough for about 45 to 55 minutes, until golden on top and set. I cooled mine in the dutch oven it was baked in. You can serve it warm or let it cool completely!

salted honey butter

  • Stir together ingredients until combined. Sprinkle extra salt on top if desired!


[adapted from ina]

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