2 call-purpose flour
2 Tbspgranulated sugar
1/2 tspbaking powder
1/2 tspbaking soda
2 Tbspbutter, softened
1/4 cdried currants
1/4 craisins (dark, golden, or mixed)
How to Make Irish Bannock
- Preheated oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve warm with butter or jam.