This sweet Irish soda bread recipe reminds me of a scone in loaf form and it’s perfect with a thick layer of Irish butter.
flour buttermilk eggs baking powder baking soda salt butter currants raisins golden raisins sugar
First, cold butter is cut into the flour mixture using a pastry blender. You are looking for pieces of butter no bigger than a pea.
Add raisins, golden raisins and currants into flour and butter mixture. Toss to coat the dried fruit in flour.
Add milk and eggs, mix to combine with a spoon or sturdy rubber spatula. Dough will be sticky. Using floured hands, mold into a round or oblong loaf.
Place soda bread on baking pan lined with parchment paper in center of oven. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on cooling rack.
Brush top of soda bread with butter while hot. Let cool completely before cutting. (A serrated bread knife is best.)
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