Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread
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12 Reviews
Irish-inspired round quick bread recipe made with buttermilk and currants or raisins is a new take on traditional Irish soda bread.
15 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
12 servings (1 loaf )

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons
sugar
2 teaspoons
baking powder
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/3 cup
cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks
1 1/4 cups
buttermilk*
1/2 cup
currants or raisins
 
*Substitute 4 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1 1/4 cups. Let stand 5 minutes.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except buttermilk and currants in bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and currants just until moistened.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
180
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
30g
Protein
4g
Fat
6g
Sodium
360mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I've been baking this several times and always came out perfectly. Though I changed a couple things on this recipe: I baked for 45 minutes and added a tablespoon of Caraway seeds. My Irish hubby loves it and always made his day a happy day when he see that I'm baking this.

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I've made this recipe numerous times over the past several years. I've found that it's not really possible (or necessary) to knead the dough on a separate surface, because it is so wet and that it just sticks to everything, even with ample dusting of flour. I also add a tablespoon of caraway seeds, and I really enjoy the flavorful end result!

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My first time making Irish Soda Bread, the dough was very "wet" but the end result was a very moist and flavorful bread. My friend from Dublin loved it! I often "mix and match" recipes but I followed the exact instructions on this one noting that the commercial buttermilk used was a "lower fat" version. I made two loaves, although I replicated the recipe as opposed doubling it.

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This was the best! I can't wait to make it again.

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i been making this bread for about 8 years now. try it with dry cranberries and thank me later.

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This is my favorite Irish Soda Bread recipe. So yummy!!!

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I just finished making this, and put it in the oven. Already it smells good! And I had some of the dough, and boy was it good!

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excellant. I soaked the raisins in the buttermilk. very moist

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Excellent! I've made it for years and everyone loves it. Some soda breads are dry but this one is light and moist. Yummy...

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Have been baking this great moist bread for the past three St. Patrick's Day meals.

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This is an annual favorite for St. Patrick's day. My family loves me for it and wishes I would make it more often. Very moist. I double the recipe and make one with raisins and one without.

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I omitted the raisins/currants since I was going to be serving it with soup. It was a lovely bread, very moist and crumbly.

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