Happy Healthy Holidays!
Irish Bannock makes a tasty loaf similar to a scone. Perfect for breakfast or as a snack with tea or coffee.
2 cups all purpose 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 currants
Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry cutter. Add buttermilk until dough is soft. Stir in currants.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for five minutes, or until smooth. Form dough into a 7-inch round. Place on a lightly oiled cake pan or cookie sheet. Cut 1/2-inch deep cross side to side. Score with cross 1/2-inch deep on the top.
Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 40 minutes.
Recipe makes one round loaf.
Yield: 8 servings (1-1/2 pound loaf)
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 168; Protein: 4g; Total Fat: 3g; Sodium: 317mg; Cholesterol: 9mg; Carbohydrates: 29g; Fiber: 1g
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