Currant-Orange Irish Soda Bread

Not just for St. Patrick's day, this quick and easy Irish Soda Bread flavored with plump currants and orange zest makes a wonderful year round treat. Try toasting a slice with butter, it's soo good!
Photo by Meredith M.
Adapted from bhg.com

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Adapted from bhg.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    tablespoons sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    tablespoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 3

    tablespoons butter

  • 1/3

    cup currants

  • 1

    egg, lightly beaten

  • 3/4

    cup buttermilk

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°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. In a small mixing bowl combine egg and buttermilk. Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. On a lightly floured surface gently knead dough to form a dough (about 4 or 5 times). Shape into a 7-inch round loaf. 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.

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