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.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup currants

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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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