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Easy Irish Soda Bread
Just in time St. Patrick’s Day! Traditional, yet ridiculously easy Irish Soda Bread recipe,
Servings: 2 loaves
- 4 cups bread flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup currants raisins or dried cranberries
- 1/2-1 tbs caraway seeds OPTIONAL
- 2 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or lightly grease. Set aside.
Rinse whatever dried fruit you are using in a strainer under hot water. Place on paper towel to absorb excess water.
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.
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.
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 1/4-inch deep on each loaf. Sprinkle with additional flour if desired.
Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Makes 2 round loaves.
Serving: 1loaf | Calories: 1266kcal | Carbohydrates: 250g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1842mg | Potassium: 1843mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 646mg | Iron: 5mg