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Flax Soda Bread

Makes: 12 to 16 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 375°F 30 mins
Flax Soda Bread
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  cup  whole wheat flour or rye flour
  • 1/2  cup  ground flax seeds
  • 3/4  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 3  tablespoons  butter
  • 2  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4  cup  buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 2  tablespoons  honey
  • 1/4  cup  flax seeds
  • 1  egg, lightly beaten
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside. In a large bowl stir together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, ground flax seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.

2. In a small bowl stir together the 2 eggs, the buttermilk, and honey. Add egg mixture to flour mixture all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened. Stir in flax seeds. (Dough will be sticky.)

3. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. With well-floured hands, knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for 10 to 12 strokes or until dough is nearly smooth. On the prepared baking sheet pat the dough into a 7-inch oval loaf. With a sharp knife cut a 4-inch cross, 1/4 inch deep, on the top of the loaf. Lightly brush with the remaining egg.

4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove bread from baking sheet; serve warm.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • To make sour milk, place 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1/2 cup liquid. Let mixture stand for a few minutes before using.
Nutrition Facts (Flax Soda Bread)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 166,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 16,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 20,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 28,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 227,
  • Potassium (mg) 101,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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