seriously yummy soda bread

Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day so I made Irish soda bread.
AND. It was ridiculously yummy.
Here's how to make it:

(Snagged it at Better Homes and Gardens.)
2 cups all-purpose flour

1 - 2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel (I used a tangerine)
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup currants (I used Craisins)
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet, set aside. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange peel. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in currants. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
2. In a small mixing bowl combine egg and buttermilk. Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened.
3. On a lightly floured surface gently knead dough to form a dough (about 4 or 5 times). Shape into a 7-inch round loaf.
4. Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet. With a sharp knife, make 2 slashes across the top of the loaf to form an X, cutting all the way to the edge. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.



2 people commented on this post.

  1. Yumm. Looks good. I am not particularly fond of dried fruit or orange peel, but I had them in scones a few days ago, and I think I'm getting used to the idea.

    1. Thanks, Lidja! I've never been one for dried fruit in baked stuff either. But I really loved the Craisins in this. :-)


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