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Irish Soda Bread With Currants

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Ingredients
  Sifted all purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried currants 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), plumped
  White vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Grease a baking sheet with baking spray or butter.
2. Preheat the oven to 375°F before baking

MAKING
3. Into a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar.
4. Cut butter or margarine into small cubes and add to the flour mixture.
5. Using your finger tips, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles cake crumbs.
6. Stir in the currants.
7. Combine the vinegar and milk and pour half of the liquid into the crumbed mixture, stirring quickly to wet the ingredients.
8. Add more liquid as required, enough to bind the mixture into a ball of dough.
9. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead gently until soft
10. Shape it into a roll or log and place on baking sheet.
11. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in a preheated oven until crust is golden.
12. Remove and let cool on a wire rack.

SERVING
13. Slice and serve with tea or for breakfast.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Currant
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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