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This super easy Greek yogurt honey soda bread takes inspiration from the traditional Irish soda bread made with buttermilk. This bread is so easy and quick to put together. It’s a no-knead bread and it doesn’t use yeast, eggs, and butter. It is one of our family’s favorite quick bread. The Greek yogurt gives an amazing flavor to the bread. Easy Greek Yogurt Honey Soda Bread

What is Greek yogurt honey soda bread?

This bread is inspired by the traditional Irish soda bread. Irish soda bread use baking soda and buttermilk to leaven the bread (hence the name “soda bread”) and no yeast is used. Instead of buttermilk, I use Greek yogurt instead. The acidity of the Greek yogurt works well with the baking soda to leaven the bread. I also added honey to the bread and it gives an amazing aroma of honey that I love so much.

The recipe rundown

Taste: The bread has a nice hint of sweetness (just a hint) and the yogurt gives that faint milky aroma that I really like Texture: It has some density to it, in a good way, yet nice tender crumbs and crusty outside. It’s like a cross between buttermilk biscuit and scones where the inside is tender but the outside is crusty and crumbly Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

Let’s talk ingredients for a sec! It’s important that you follow the recipe exactly to yield nice tender crumbs with a crusty outside 1. Pastry flour or cake flour or low-gluten flour This is basically a no-knead bread and so we want to handle the dough as little as possible. I strongly encourage that you use flour with low gluten content, around 7-9% is ideal. Can you use all-purpose flour? most all-purpose flour has a gluten content of around 8-11%, depending on the brand too. Pastry flour and cake flour are made with soft wheat. All-purpose flour is made with both hard and soft wheat. So, I would say yes, but you want to make sure not to work the dough too much or your soda bread will be tough 2. Baking soda This is the only leavener in this recipe. So you cannot skip this. Make sure your baking soda is fresh too 3. Salt Needless to say, salt helps to add flavor to pretty much anything 4. Greek yogurt I use whole milk Greek yogurt with 5% milk fat. I’ve made this bread with low-fat and fat-free Greek yogurt before too. While the latter turned out okay, the family voted that the one with whole milk Green yogurt has the best flavor. So, it’s your call! Can you use regular yogurt? I have never tried making this bread with a regular yogurt because I hardly buy regular yogurt, but I would say you can, but the amount might not be the same considering that regular yogurt is more “watery” compared to Greek yogurt, which is very thick. You might want to start with 350 grams instead 5. Honey I use raw honey and I love how the bread has that faint aroma of honey 6. Oil The oil helps to keep the bread moist and tender. I don’t recommend cutting down on the oil. The recipe doesn’t use a whole lot of oil either Easy Greek Yogurt Honey Soda Bread

How to make easy Greek yogurt honey soda bread

1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C) for a conventional oven, 380 F (190 C) for a convection oven. Position the rack in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with a parchment paper. If you have a cast-iron skillet, you can use that too. Line with a parchment paper 2. Add Greek yogurt, honey, and oil to a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Sift in flour, baking soda, and salt 3. Use a spatula to stir to combine. It may seem dry at first but keep stirring until you get a moist sticky dough. If your dough seems dry (especially if you use all-purpose flour), you can add more Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon at a time until you get a moist dough 4. Dust your work surface with some flour. Transfer the sticky dough to that work surface. Dust your hands with some flour too. Fold the dough 3-4 times to form a round dough, roughly! Try not to work the dough too much. The less you handle it, the better. It’s going to be a very rough looking dough and that’s the way it is. 5. Transfer to a baking sheet or cast-iron skillet. Use a sharp knife to cut about 1/2-inch “X” on the surface of the bread. This helps the bread to bake evenly and to expand 6. Bake the bread on the middle rack for about 45-55 minutes 7. I have to tent the top of the bread loosely with an aluminum foil (shiny side facing outside) after about 15 minutes of baking. There’s honey in the recipe so the bread tends to brown faster. Start checking for doneness at around 45 minutes. I use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the bread, it should be around 190 F (88 C). I tested on several different spots. If the temperature is not there yet, bake another 5 minutes or so and check again 8. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool on the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer it to a cooling rack to let it cool down Easy Greek Yogurt Honey Soda Bread

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Easy Greek Yogurt Honey Soda Bread

Easy Greek Yogurt Honey Soda Bread (No Yeast, No Knead)

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 1 hr

Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Servings 10 slices

Ingredients  

  • 400 gr pastry flour or cake flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 400 gr whole-milk Greek yogurt (5% fat)
  • 30 gr honey
  • 30 gr oil

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C) for a conventional oven, 380 F (190 C) for a convection oven. Position the rack in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with a parchment paper. If you have a cast-iron skillet, you can use that too. Line with a parchment paper

Prepare the dough:

  • Add Greek yogurt, honey, and oil to a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Sift in flour, baking soda, and salt

  • Use a spatula to stir to combine. It may seem dry at first but keep stirring until you get a moist sticky dough. If your dough seems dry (especially if you use all-purpose flour), you can add more Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon at a time until you get a sticky consistency

  • Dust your work surface with some flour. Transfer the sticky dough to that work surface. Dust your hands with some flour too. Fold the dough 3-4 times to form a round dough, roughly! Try not to work the dough too much. The less you handle it, the better. It's going to be a very rough looking dough and that's the way it is.

  • Transfer to a baking sheet or cast-iron skillet. Use a sharp knife to cut about 1/2-inch "X" on the surface of the bread. This helps the bread to bake evenly and to expand

Bake the bread:

  • Bake the bread on the middle rack for about 45-55 minutes. I have to tent the top of the bread loosely with an aluminum foil (shiny side facing outside) after about 15 minutes of baking. There's honey in the recipe so the bread tends to brown faster.

  • Start checking for doneness at around 45 minutes. I use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the bread, it should be around 190 F (88 C). I tested on several different spots. If the temperature is not there yet, bake another 5 minutes or so

Cooling:

  • Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool on the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer it to a cooling rack to let it cool down

  • The bread can be served warm or room temperature

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Easy Greek Yogurt Honey Soda Bread (No Yeast, No Knead)

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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Marvellina

Marvellina is a food blogger, recipe developer, photographer, and publisher at What To Cook Today. A food blog that brings you tried and true Asian recipes.