Fig and Walnut Soda Bread with Honey Butter

fig and walnut soda bread

We won’t be eating at home for St. Patrick’s Day this year, as we’re attending a community St. Patty’s Day Dinner. But, I couldn’t let the day go by without a little nod to the green.

This version of Irish Soda bread features half whole wheat flour (always nice), buttermilk and a wonderful combination of figs and walnuts. It has no added eggs or butter. It’s also super easy to make – one bowl, 10 minutes and a half-hour in the oven). It will make your house smell wonderful for a while, too. If figs aren’t your thing or you don’t want to make a trip to the store, using just the walnuts produces a very nice bread, as well.


This Fig and Walnut Soda Bread would be lovely with some bee/wine and cheese (try Dubliner!) or have a slice with the optional Honey Butter (recipe below) and a cup of tea.


Adapted from this Canadian Living recipe

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