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Chocolate Nut Irish Soda Bread

Friday Night Baking

Classic Irish soda bread is always a treat – dense, flavorful, and perfect with a smear of butter. But what if we kicked things up a notch? Enter chocolate and nuts! This twist on the traditional recipe adds decadent pockets of chocolate and a delightful crunch from your favorite nuts, making it a perfect sweet or savory snack.

The recipe is from the Breads And Sweets Blog.

Chocolate Nut Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is known for its simplicity, and this recipe stays true to that. No waiting for the dough to rise, just a quick mix and bake! Perfect for Friday night bake.

Chocolate Nut Irish Soda Bread


1/4 cup nuts (37 grams)

2 1/2 ounces good quality dark or milk chocolate chopped (70 grams)

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (312 grams)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter (softened)

1 cup buttermilk (240 grams)

1 large egg



Preheat the oven to 375F. 

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl mix the nuts and chocolate with a teaspoon of flour.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt.

Add the butter and mix to form coarse crumbs. 

Stir in the nut mixture. 

Then add the egg and the buttermilk and combine.

Move the dough to a lightly floured flat surface and knead for a minute or two to bring the dough together and form into a round loaf shape. 

Then place on the prepared cookie sheet, make a 1-inch deep cross on the top of the loaf, and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes.

Remove the loaf immediately to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

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