Irish Soda Bread

ANNE Hasselbrack


The texture is like a scone, and it's slightly sweet. Serve with butter and jam, or plain.


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  • 2 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    butter, cold unsalted
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    currants or raisins

How to Make Irish Soda Bread


  1. Heat oven to 375 and grease a small baking sheet. Mix all dry ingredients, then cut in butter until it is crumbly and incorporated.
  2. Add fruit, mix through, and then stir in buttermilk. Put a little flour on a flat surface (it's small enough to use a dinner plate for this), and turn the bread out over the flour. Knead a few times until it's a cohesive ball.
  3. Place onto greased baking sheet and form into a 6 inch round. Cut a deep (about 3/4 inch) deep "X" onto top of bread. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

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About Irish Soda Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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