irish soda bread

irish soda bread

Every so often (read: twice a week), I would pop in for their delicious Irish soda bread. I used to slather them in butter, and settle in to people-watch at the counter window.

What I liked about Amy’s, was that they offered their soda bread in 2 different sizes; 1 big loaf (for all of you traditionalists) or personal-sized ‘buns.’ I liked the smaller ones because they were great for dunking in coffee. Besides, 1 big loaf was just too big for little old me and the thought of wasting it drove me nuts. *See tip below.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for raisins
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1¾ cups cold buttermilk, shaken
  • 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest (optional)
  • 1 cup dried currants (I used raisins)
  • good quality butter, such as Kerrygold
Read the whole recipe on The Clever Carrot