St. Patty's Day is right around the corner. It puts me in the mood for this bread. And surprise! You cook it in your cast iron skillet. How wonderful is that. I just love using my cast iron skillet! This bread is wonderful hot and with butter.
Skillet Irish Soda Bread
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter, room temp & more for greasing
- 1 teaspoon caraway seed, slightly crushed
- 1/3 cup currants or raisins
- 1/2 cup & 2 Tablespoons buttermilk
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- *Place 10 inch ungreased cast iron skillet in oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with a fork or with finger tips. Stir in caraway seed and currants. Combine 1/2 cup buttermilk and egg. Mix in until just combined.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface and shape into a disk. (Dough will be sticky)
- Carefully remove skillet from oven and lightly grease with butter. Place the round dough in the middle of the skillet. If desired cut an X on top using a tooth pick or knife. Brush top with remaining buttermilk.
- Bake for 35-40 mins until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped in the center. Serve warm with butter and/or jam.
Adapted from : Food.com