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Irish Soda Bread


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Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds
  • 1 cup currants or 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Melt butter with buttermilk on stove and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, carraway seeds, and currants/raisins. Mix together well.
  3. Add the buttermilk/butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix together.
  4. Turn out onto floured table or board and knead lightly until no longer sticky. Form into round loaf and cut a cross into the top.
  5. Finally, brush with melted butter and bake at 425 for 30 – 35 min.