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Irish Soda Bread with Manuka Honey

Irish Soda Bread with Manuka Honey

Let the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities begin! This week we’re sharing a classic Irish recipe. We’ve sweetened up this traditional recipe by adding a touch of Wedderspoon Manuka Honey. This soda bread is delish, and it’s perfect to have on hand at any celebration. It can never hurt to get some carbs in your belly when you’re drinking your favorite alcoholic drinks, right?

Irish Soda Bread with Manuka Honey

1.5 Hours
10 Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk
    2 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
    4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 tbsp Wedderspoon Manuka Honey
    2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp caraway seeds
    1 cup dried currants or raisins
    1 tsp salt
    4 tbsp Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Stick, melted


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F
    2. Combine the milk with the vinegar or lemon juice and stir to make a plant-based buttermilk.
    3. To a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, caraway seeds, currants or raisins, and salt. Whisk to combine. Slowly mix the buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of melted Earth Balance and Manuka Honey into the flour mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon until it is slightly sticky. You might not use all the buttermilk; you don’t want it as wet as the better of many quick breads. Do not over-mix.
    4. Shape the dough into a ball. Don’t overwork or it will become tough.
    5. Place the dough on a greased baking sheet. Use a serrated knife to score an X at the center of the dough approximately 1/4 inch deep.
    6. Brush the dough with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted Earth Balance.
    7. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until bread is golden and cooked through. Use a toothpick to ensure it’s completely cooked.
    8. Let cool slightly before slicing.