Land O’Lakes Recipe
Reprinted from: landolakes.com
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IRISH SODA BREAD
A traditional Irish-inspired round quick bread made with buttermilk and currants or raisins.
Preparation 15 min.
Baking 30 min.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold LAND O LAKES® Butter
1 1/4 cups buttermilk*
1/2 cup currants or raisins
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and currants just until moistened.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Shape into ball. Place onto greased baking sheet. Pat into 6-inch circle. Cut 1/2-inch deep “X” in top of dough with sharp knife.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
*Substitute 4 teaspoons vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 1/4 cups. Let stand 10 minutes.
Yield: 12 servings (1 loaf )
Nutrition Facts (
l quart of buttermilk is exactly enough for 3 amounts of this recipe – you can get 6 small, but sizable, loaves from this amount or 3 very large loaves. about l cup of raising is enough and l stick of butter for the 3 recipe amount.