Blood Orange Irish Soda Bread


I know traditionally Irish Soda bread is made during St. Patrick’s Day but I enjoy making it year round.  The smell of my kitchen when this bread is baking in the oven is completely intoxicating. Grab some room temperature butter and I could make a meal out of this.


Blood Orange Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


4 cups sifted ap flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup orange juice

1 tbs orange zest

1 egg

1 cup currants


Preheat the oven to 350°

Sift the flour, salt, sugar and baking soda in a bowl. Create a well in the center and add the buttermilk and orange juice. Mix together well. Add the egg, currants and zest; beat until smooth. The dough should become sticky.

On a floured board, knead the dough lightly and shape into a round loaf. Place into a well- greased 9-inch round cake pan. Bake for 40 minutes and serve warm with butter and marmelade.



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Ashley is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. She is a passionate foodie and loves sharing her affinity for cuisine through her writing. She vows that nothing brings people together like a wonderful meal and great conversation. She enjoys cooking, fine dining, photography and traveling. She is also a co-host on Designed by Magic a podcast on 407 the PARX.

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