Irish Bannock

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Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

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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Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

How to Make Irish Bannock

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheated oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside.
  • 2Combine 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.
  • 3Turn 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.
  • 4Bake 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