Irish Soda Bread
Original kaboose.com recipe, developed by Wendy Kalen
Average User Rating:
This Irish Soda Bread is so moist and tasty you shouldn't save making it just for St. Patrick's Day.
- 4 tablespoons sweet butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups buttermilk
- 1 cup currants
- Butter a cookie sheet. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar together to combine. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each additition.
- In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to combine.
- Beginning and ending with flour mixture alternately add flour and buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Stir in currants.
- On a generously flourered hard surface knead the dough about 4 minutes until smooth and not sticky, adding flour as needed.
- Form into 7½-inch round. Transfer to prepared cookie sheet. Etch an x in the top of the loaf.
- Bake about 1 hour 10 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped on. Move to a rack to cool completely before slicing.
- Raisins can be used in place of the currants
Servings per Recipe:
1½ hours plus cooling time
Baking Time: 1 hour 10 minutes