Spelt Irish Soda Bread

Spelt Irish Soda Bread

Spelt Irish Soda Bread

Just in time for St. Patricks Day…A ancient grain twist to a traditional Irish favourite.


2 1/2 cups    spelt flour
2 tbsp           sugar
1 1/4 tsp       baking soda
1/2 tsp          salt
2 tbsp           cold butter, diced
1                    egg white
2/3 cup        buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour sugar, baking soda and salt. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut in butter until the mixture is in course crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, which together the egg white and buttermilk. Stir into the flour mixture with a fork to form a soft dough,
  4. On a lightly floured surface and with floured hands, press dough into a ball. Gently knead the dough 10 times. Place on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Gently pat the dough out into a 6 inch circle. Dust the top with flour and score with a large “X”.
  5. Bake in the centre of oven for about 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a rack and let cool.



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