Cinnamon and Sugar Soda Bread

I used the same soda bread recipe I made last week and added what the Internet claims is the best ratio of sugar to cinnamon (1/4 cup sugar to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon).

I had to add more buttermilk due to the additional dry ingredients. The dough was a lot softer than last time because of the sugar I assume.

It turned out and smells great! We’ll see how it tastes over coffee tomorrow 🙂

Update:

It turned out really well and was a hit at work!

The sweetness and cinnamon hinted through, making it a nice breakfast loaf. The consistency was kind of between bread and cake which was nice.

I had a lot of people pass my cube with compliments, partially filled mouths, and slices in their hands. It’s a keeper!

Michael’s Cinnamon-Sugar Soda Bread

  • 375g all-purpose flour
  • 125g whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • About 14 oz buttermilk (I haven’t hammered this out yet. The sugar and cinnamon I added need more milk to balance them).
  • Powdered sugar for dusting.

Combine and mix dry ingredients. Mix in 1/2 buttermilk and combine with a spoon. Add remaining buttermilk and combine with hand.  Tip out on a floured surface and knead lightly by folding it over itself (trying to get more air into it). Work quickly. Shape into a dome. Cut into quarters, all the way through.

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for 40 minutes at 375 Fahrenheit or until internal temperature is 200 Fahrenheit. Remove to a cooling rack. Dust the four edges with powdered sugar.

Soda Bread: First go at it

Here’s my first attempt at a soda bread.


Soda breads use sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) instead of yeast to get their rise. The alkaline in the baking soda reacts with the acids in the buttermilk to create air in the loaf.

I’m tempted to try it, but I think I’ll leave it uncut for work tomorrow. 🙂

Older guys at the coffee shop

There’s always this group of older guys at my coffee shop. While reading a newspaper today, one older guy across the coffee shop yelled over to the other group of guys and said “Good news! You’re not in the obits today!”

I can’t wait to be an old guy at a coffee shop 🙂