Easy Irish Soda Bread
 
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Serves: 2 loaves
Ingredients
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup currants, raisins or dried cranberries
  • ½-1 tbs caraway seeds (OPTIONAL)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or lightly grease. Set aside.
  2. Rinse whatever dried fruit you are using in a strainer under hot water. Place on paper towel to absorb excess water.
  3. In the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Fit with dough hook and mix dry ingredients for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the fruit and caraway seeds if using. With mixer running, add the buttermilk gradually--using only enough to form a soft dough (I had to use the whole 2 cups of buttermilk). Knead for 1 minute.
  5. Turn out the dough on a well-floured surface and shape into 2 rounds and place on prepared baking sheet. With a sharp knife, cut an "x" about ¼-inch deep on each loaf. Sprinkle with additional flour if desired.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Makes 2 round loaves.
Recipe by The Midnight Baker at https://bakeatmidnite.com/easy-irish-soda-bread/