Chocolate Chip Irish Soda Bread
This Chocolate Chip Irish Soda Bread has been modernized to taste delicious. The chocolate chips give it a nice, indulgent quality.
Irish Soda Bread:
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter cold
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk shaken
- 1 large egg beaten, for egg wash (optional)
Salted Honey Butter:
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons honey
To Make the Soda Bread:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Using a box grater, grate the butter into the dry ingredients and mix quickly, being sure the butter is broken up into pea-sized bits. Next, add the rolled oats and chocolate chips; toss them gently in the flour mixture so they are evenly distributed.
Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk. Using a wooden spoon, mix it together until it forms a shaggy ball. Drop the soda bread dough onto a lightly floured counter and knead a few times, being sure to not over handle it, which will result in tough bread. Form the soda bread into a 1 1/2-inch thick disc. Using a knife, score the top, forming an X, and brush it with the egg wash OR you could always use buttermilk.
Transfer the soda bread to the baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes, and until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm with plenty of honey butter.
To Make the Honey Butter:
Serving: 6g | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3mg