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Honey Buckwheat Soda Bread

Honey Buckwheat Soda Bread with Sea Salt

Quick and delicious this soda bread is made with buckwheat flour and sweetened with honey. 
5 from 28 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: soda bread, buckwheat bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 -10
Calories: 246kcal


  • 275g/2 1/2cups Sainsbury's very strong Canadian bread flour
  • 200g/1 2/3cups Doves Farm wholemeal buckwheat flour
  • 350ml/1 1/2cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg large
  • 1 tsp Sainsbury's runny honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sea salt to sprinkle on top


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C/375F.
  • Combine both flours, baking soda, salt in a mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk buttermilk with the egg and honey.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, and then pour in the wet mixture. Start mixing with a wooden spoon until comes together. Alternatively you can mix it in a stand mixer.
  • Turn out the dough on a flour surface and gently knead until smooth. It shouldn't take longer than 20-30 seconds. Add a little extra flour if you find the dough is too wet and sticky or a bit more buttermilk if it's too dry.
  • Shape into a ball and put on a floured baking sheet. Sprinkle with more flour and score a cross on it and top with flaky sea salt such as Maldon or your favourite.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until the bread sounds hollow if you tap on it.



Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 1310mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2.7mg