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!
- 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
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from bhg.com
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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