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Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a simple bread that uses few staple ingredients, and to add my own twist I removed the use of refined sugars and substituted for maple instead
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breads, Breakfast/ Snack
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Baking, Bread, Irish Soda Bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Silvia

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1 tbsp
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (sub for honey)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dried currants (sub for raisins )

Instructions

  • Add flour, baking soda and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment mix these dry ingredients for 10 seconds.
  • Add the butter, roughly chopped into small pieces. Mix on low speed until butter is somewhat incorporated into the flour (about 45s to 1 minute)
  • In a medium bowl combine the buttermilk, maple and egg and whisk the mixture.
  • Slowly pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour, while the mixer is running on medium-low speed. When all the liquid has been poured in continue to mix for another 30 seconds. Don't over mix it. Note the batter is rough, sticky and misshaped.
  • In a saparate bowl add currants and stir in 1 tbsp of flour.
  • Add currents to the batter and mix on low speed for another 30-seconds, just enough to evenly distribute the currents into the batter.
  • Dump the batter on to a well floured surface. Without overworking the dough form into a ball. Using a sharp knife or pizza slicer, cut a 'x' on top of the bread then transfer the bread to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake irish soda bread on 375F degrees for 45-50 minutes. Let bread cool on a cooling rack for a few minutes before serving.