How to Make Irish Bannock
- 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.