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irish bannock

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

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.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For irish bannock

  • 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.