Tuesday, September 1, 2015

nana dot's irish soda bread


  • Servings: 2
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seed (optional)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons apple vinegar


    Preparation Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Ready Time: 45 mins

  • preheat oven to 400 degrees f (200 degrees c). grease 2 baking sheets.
  • stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl until evenly blended. cut in the butter using a pastry blender or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. stir in the raisins, currants, and caraway seeds, then make a well in the center and pour in the milk and vinegar. stir with a spoon until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  • turn the dough out a well floured work surface, and knead gently 8 to 10 times. divide the dough into two balls, and place the prepared baking sheets.
  • bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 degrees f (190 degrees c), and bake until the top of the bread is golden brown, about 15 minutes more.

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