Simple recipe for how to make Irish soda bread with currants. Classic bread with no yeast needed, since baking soda and buttermilk are used for the rising.
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 55minutes
1/2cupcold butter, cut into small cubes
Preheat the oven to 375F.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
Add the cold butter to the bowl and using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour. Continue until a crumbly consistency is produced. Stir in the currants.
Pour the buttermilk into the flour mixture and stir together with your hands, or with a rubber spatula, until combined. Work the dough gently, giving it a very light 'knead', and be careful to not over-mix the dough.
Form the dough into a 7 inch round loaf and place on a pizza stone or baking sheet, lined with parchment paper.
Cut a cross (X mark) on the top of the dough. The slit should be about 1/2 inch deep into the loaf.