Brown Butter Soda Bread Recipe

Looking for an easy Brown Butter Soda Bread recipe? Learn how to make Brown Butter Soda Bread using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kymodoke

Makes 12 servings



Rosemary, black pepper, and browned butter take this bread a step beyond a traditional Irish soda bread. Great with preserves. Adapted from Bon Appétit - February 2006

Recipe Ingredients for Brown Butter Soda Bread

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus additional for topping
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 egg white, beaten to blend

Recipe Directions for Brown Butter Soda Bread

  1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375°F. Stir butter in heavy small saucepan over medium heat until melted and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Stir flour, oats, sugar, rosemary, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper in large bowl to blend. Pour buttermilk and melted browned butter over flour mixture; stir with fork until flour mixture is moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto floured work surface. Knead gently until dough comes together, about 7 turns. Divide in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten each into 6-inch round. Place rounds on ungreased baking sheet, spacing 5 inches apart. Brush tops with beaten egg white. Sprinkle lightly with ground black pepper. Using small sharp knife, cut 1/2-inch-deep X in top of each dough round.

  4. Bake breads until deep golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool breads on rack at least 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  5. Baker's Wisdom:

  6. You'll get the most tender soda bread by kneading the dough gently and briefly, just until it comes together, so the gluten is minimally developed.

Categories

Breads, Side Dish, American, Irish, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving, Bake, Quick, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
201
Calories from Fat
43
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.8g
7%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Sodium
368mg
15%
Potassium
197mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
33.6g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
5.6g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 9% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in selenium
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