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

Reviews (1)

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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.