Irish Bannock

Vickie Parks


There are dozens of version of Bannock recipes, which is a traditional bread in Ireland that's often eaten for breakfast with tea and plenty of farm-fresh butter or jam. This version is a traditional recipe for a basic Bannock.


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15 Min
40 Min


  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    dried currants
  • 1/4 c
    raisins (dark, golden, or mixed)

How to Make Irish Bannock


  1. Preheated oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry cutter. Add buttermilk until dough is soft. Stir in currants and raisins.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth. Form dough into a 7 inch round. Place on prepared baking sheet (or you can use an 8- or 9-inch round cake pan, greased). Using a sharp knife, score a 1/2 inch deep cross on the top. This allows the loaf to expand.
  4. Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve warm with butter or jam.

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About Irish Bannock

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish

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