Posts made in March 17th, 2013

Soda Bread

Posted on Mar 17, 2013 in DIY, Sweet | 0 comments

Soda Bread

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I thought I’d share my soda bread recipe since I’m baking a batch for our family corned-beef-and-cabbage dinner. No, we’re not Irish. We just really love celebrating holidays together. Hope you and yours and enjoy this bread as much as we do!


*note… I will provide an update with standard US volume measurements. Since this recipe is one from culinary school, I only have it worked out in grams at the moment. If you are interested in purchasing a scale, decent ones can be bought for as little as $15. Personally, I use a five pound capacity food scale from Oxo, found here. I love its pull out screen feature for easy reading when I’m scaling something bulky!


Adapted from Professional Baking, 5th Edition


240g flour

12g baking powder

3g baking soda

3g salt

24g butter, cold, cut into small pieces

4g currants

168g milk



Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.


Toss in the butter pieces, then work in using two knives in a crisscrossing motion or a pastry blender.


Stir in the currants. Slowly stream in the milk while stirring. Once the dough comes together, in the bowl knead it gently six to eight times.


Shape the dough into a round ball and transfer to a cookie sheet. With a sharp knife, cut a deep X on top.



Bake 30-40 minutes until golden brown, rotating after the first 15 for an even bake.


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