Irish Soda Bread
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Irish Soda Bread

This tender, orange-scented, currant-studded bread is a sweet way to end your meal.

I had my toddler help me bake a loaf of Ina Garten’s Irish Soda Bread for a little St. Patrick’s Day fun this year.

Irish Soda Bread

This bread was hands-down the best Irish soda bread I’ve tasted! It was tender, fragrant and highly addictive!

I loved the addition of currants. They’re smaller than raisins, and they give you bright little pops of sweetness in every bite.

Irish Soda Bread

We managed to save a little of the (giant!) loaf to bring over to my in-laws’ house a few days later, and they loved every bite!

This recipe is super simple to put together, and you’re rewarded with a delicious loaf of bread!

Irish Soda Bread

4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for currants
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 3/4 cups cold buttermilk, shaken
1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 cup dried currants

Head to Ina Garten for the full recipe.

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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