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Ireland's famous freckled quickbread is expected on St. Patrick's Day, but the plump currants and orange zest in this loaf make it wonderful for year around baking. Sliced soda bread makes wonderful toast -- give it a try!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
30 mins to 35 mins at 375°
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • In a small mixing bowl combine egg and buttermilk. Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened.

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  • On a lightly floured surface gently knead dough to form a dough (about 4 or 5 times). Shape into a 7-inch round loaf.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 26mg; sodium 192mg; potassium 89mg; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 1g; sugar 5g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 97IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 40mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.
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Reviews

43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2017
first time I made Irish Soda bread and I followed the directions exactly. I let my kitchenaid mixer do the kneading for me. This is delicious, I have shared both bread and recipe with my friends and family.