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Irish soda bread

Rustic Irish Soda Bread


  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves 1x

Description

One of my favorite bread recipes, rustic Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that does not require yeast. Baking soda and baking powder are the leavening agents for this dense yet tender bread flecked with dried cranberries and currants.


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Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup each currants and dried cranberries (soaked in hot water for 10 minutes and drained)
  • 2 ¼ cups low fat buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, currants and cranberries.
  3. Add the buttermilk and stir until the flour mixture and buttermilk resemble a coarse crumbly dough.
  4. Lightly dust hands with flour and turn dough out on to a work surface. Gently knead until a rough ball forms; about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Cut the dough in half and form into 2 round loaves.
  6. Transfer the loaves to the prepared pan. Cut a cross about ½ inch deep in the top of each loaf.
  7. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the loaves are golden brown. The loaves are done when there is a hollow sound when they are tapped on the bottom and the bread has an internal temperature of 195 degrees.

Notes

If you do not have buttermilk, make an easy substitute. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to each cup of milk. Let stand 5 minutes before adding it to the dry ingredients.

Substitute all currants or all dried cranberries in the recipe. Raisins also make a good substitution for the dried fruits.

The loaves are done when there is a hollow sound when they are tapped on the bottom and the bread has an internal temperature of 195 degrees.

  • Category: side dish - bread
  • Method: bake in oven
  • Cuisine: Irish

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 111
  • Sugar: 7.8 g
  • Sodium: 265 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg

Keywords: Irish soda bread, St. Patrick's Day recipes, spotted dog bread, Irish soda bread recipe with buttermilk

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