March 20, 2014

Sourdough Irish Soda Bread

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Sourdough Irish Soda Bread~

Sourdough Irish Soda Bread

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • zest from one large orange
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until texture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the currants and orange zest. Set aside.
  3. With a fork, beat sourdough starter and buttermilk together in a separate bowl. Slowly add the sourdough/buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until combined. The dough will be wet.
  4. Dump the dough out onto a well-floured surface and with floured hands, knead it a few times. Form into a round loaf. Place the loaf on the prepared sheet pan, brush with egg wash if desired and lightly cut an X into the top of the bread with a serrated knife.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean or when you tap the loaf it will have a hollow sound. Let cool on a wire rack.

Sourdough, Irish, Soda BreadBread

Serve warm with butter, jam and/or honey.

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