Bridie's Irish Soda Bread
|All purpose flour||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||2 Teaspoon|
|Currants||1 Cup (16 tbs), dried|
|Buttermilk||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
1. Sift flour, sugar, salt and baking soda into a large bowl; stir in currants to coat with flour.
2. Stir in buttermilk, just until flour is moistened. Knead dough in bowl with lightly floured hands 10 times.
3. Turn dough out onto lightly floured cooky sheet and shape into an 8-inch round. Cut a cross into the top with a floured knife.
4. Bake in hot oven (400°) 40 minutes, or until loaf turns golden and sounds hollow when tapped. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.