Saturday, March 28, 2015

Irish Soda Bread




There's no yeast in this quick bread.
So you'll be enjoying a loaf of fresh
baked homemade bread in no time.
The acid in the buttermilk reacts 
with the baking soda to provide 
the bread's leavening.

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Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter - cut up
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup currants










 



















This recipe makes 2 loafs




Preheat Oven to 375deg.F




Mix flour, sugar, baking powder,
  •  baking soda and salt in large bowl.



Cut 1/2 Cup of Butter in Chunks



Cut the butter into the flour.
and add the currants.







Add 1 1/3 cup  Buttermilk to the flour mixture
Stir just until mixed


Knead lightly



Cut the dough in 2 pieces.


Cut Dough in 2 Pieces

 Shape into (2-1/2-inch-thick) rounds
 

Cut deep 1/2-inch "X" in top of dough; 

sprinkle with 1 tbsp Sugar


  •  Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray

Bake 1 hour until golden brown
Remove from baking sheet 
and allow to cool on wire rack;
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To make buttermilk,(If you don't have any on hand)
Stir 1 tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice
into 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
Let stand 5 min.


Variations: 

I also made this bread with 1/2 whole wheat flour
instead of sprinkling sugar on the dough, I brushed
it with Buttermilk.



Enjoy, this bread is delicious!!



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