Just sharing my recipe, feel free to share yours !!! Mine is more like a loaf cake than a savory bread, which is just the way i like it ! I have no idea where the recipe ever came from, because i got it from my sister years ago. I make this every year and usually serve it with lemon curd along side.
It'll warm the cockles of your heart !!! :) Happy (nearly) St. Patrick's Day everyone !!
IRISH SODA BREAD:
6 tablespoons butter
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups currants
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
2 eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon caraway seed.
-preheat oven to 350 degrees
-grease a square loaf pan with a tablespoon of the butter
-melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and set aside
-sift dry ingredients, add currants
-whisk milk, eggs and melted butter together
-add to dry ingredients, along with the caraway
-barely stir...turn into pan.
-dot the top of the batter with the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter
-bake for 45 minutes.