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Skillet Irish Soda Bread



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.


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Skillet Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients
  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. *Place 10 inch ungreased cast iron skillet in oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface and shape into a disk. (Dough will be sticky)
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped in the center. Serve warm with butter and/or jam.        


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2 comments:

Tricia said...

I made this yesterday & it was DELICIOUS!! My husband really enjoyed it! Will definitely be making this again:)))

pay per head said...

looks great, thanks for taking the time and put all the ingredients!

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