Irish Soda Bread

This is an incredible bread recipe that comes together in no time. It looks incredible coming out of the oven, and the currants are an added bonus.

TOTAL TIME: 55 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 40 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup currants
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Stir in the buttermilk and 3 tablespoons of the melted butter, using a fork, then stir in the currants. Once combined, the dough should come together. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead gently for just a few turns until the dough can be shaped into a 6-inch round (do not over-knead).

Place the shaped dough into a cast-iron skillet or sheet tray. Cut an "x" into the top of the round loaf, using a knife.

Bake until the center has cooked through (testing with a skewer), about 40 minutes. Slather with the remaining tablespoon melted butter.

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  • on March 19, 2013

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    Be careful! I obviously over kneeded it because it was hard on top, soft in the middle. But that middle was yummy and came out nice. It went great with the corned beef and cabbbage! I will make this again the right way, for sure!!

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  • on March 20, 2012

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    Another great recipe from Kelsey! This bread is simple and yummy. My 7 year old and I have decided to make it every Sunday so we can cook together. I omitted the currants and substituted half of the flour with wheat flour.

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  • on March 17, 2012

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    This is a great recipe. I added dried herbs and it brought it up a level! Try it!

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