Irish Bannock Loaf

Irish Bannock Loaf


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This is an Irish current loaf which is delicious either as breakfast or as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.


Serves: 8 

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup dried currants

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Lightly oil a baking tray.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix butter into flour mixture using a pastry cutter or two butter knives, cutting butter into small pieces. Add buttermilk and mix to make soft dough. Stir in currants.
  3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 5 minutes, or until smooth. Form dough into a thick 18cm round and place on baking tray. Mark loaf into quarters with 1cm cuts from side to side and top to bottom. Bake for 40 minutes, until golden and crusty.

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love this recipe, it has been my breakfast all week. - 19 Jul 2010

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