Irish Bannock

Irish Bannock


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About this recipe: A tasty loaf similar to a scone. Perfect for weekend breakfasts or as an afternoon pick-me-up with tea or coffee.


Serves: 8 

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 225 ml buttermilk
  • 100g currants

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C / gas mark 5.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Rub butter into flour mixture. Add buttermilk until dough is soft. Stir in currants.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth. Form dough into a 18cm round. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to cut a cross in the top of the loaf. This allows the loaf to expand.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

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Reviews (1)


A nice, simple soda bread that is moist and has good flavor. I used my food processor to cut the butter into the flour mixture and then mixed the buttermilk in. I removed the dough from the food processor and kneaded the raisins into the dough. Super easy and great with a cup of tea. - 12 Mar 2012

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