Walnut Fig Soda Bread Walnut Fig Soda Bread

Author: Canadian Living

Impress guests with this simple rustic loaf, especially when it shares a plate with stunning cheeses.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Celebrations: 2007



Grease 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan; set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, walnuts, figs, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt. Make well in centre; pour in buttermilk and stir to form sticky ball. Scrape into prepared pan; pushing dough into corners.

With sharp knife, cut shallow slit lengthwise through centre of loaf. Dust with 1 tbsp (15 mL) more all-purpose flour. Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven until golden and cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 55 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and store for up to 3 days or overwrap in heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per slice: about

  • Sodium 408 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 192.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 29 g


  • Iron 12.0
  • Folate 21.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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Walnut Fig Soda Bread