Irish Soda Bread

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Nov. 18, 2011


Sifted all purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Sugar 5 Tablespoon (3 tbsp for dough, 2 tbsp for glaze)
Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried currants 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Buttermilk 1 1/3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
Hot water 2 Tablespoon



1. In a medium size bowl, sift flour and add 3 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add currents, buttermilk and blend until dough becomes sticky and gooey.

2. On a floured pastry board, place the dough and knead constantly for 5 minutes.

3. Shape the dough into an 8 inch loaf and place on the baking sheet.

4. With a sharp knife, make a cross on the top of the dough.

5. In a moderate oven, bake at 375 Degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven.

6. To make the drizzle, dissolve sugar in hot water. Stir till dissolved.

7. Spread the sugar water glaze over the loaf generously. Re-bake in the oven for 10 minutes until a golden tint is formed on the surface.


8. Serve warm with a hot cup of tea or coffee

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2114Calories from Fat 54

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2854 mg118.92%

Total Carbohydrates 461 g153.7%

Dietary Fiber 17 g68%

Sugars 151 g

Protein 55 g110%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet