Irish Soda Bread (split from Ontario board)
This is my favorite Irish Soda Bread Recipe from Land O Lakes. Enjoy.
Irish Soda BreadA traditional Irish-inspired round quick bread made with buttermilk and currants or raisins.
15 min.prep time 45 min.total time
12 servings (1 loaf )
5 Stars 4 Ratings
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour3 tablespoons sugar2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/3 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter1 1/4 cups buttermilk*1/2 cup currants or raisinsDirectionsHeat oven to 375°F. Combine all ingredients except buttermilk and currants in large bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and currants just until moistened.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Shape into ball. Place onto greased baking sheet. Pat into 6-inch circle. Cut 1/2-inch deep “X” in top of dough with sharp knife.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
*Substitute 4 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1 1/4 cups. Let stand 10 minutes.
What goes into Soda bread is a subject of great debate.
argues that it should (if it is to be traditional) only have flour, salt, baking soda, and buttermilk. The baking soda reacts with the sour buttermilk to produce the leavening. It is, in a sense, biscuits without the fat.
Sugar, currants and butter move it into cake territory. They also give it a better shelf life, and to modern taste make it more interesting.