A quick Irish soda bread that's sweeter than the traditional variety and packed with dried fruit.
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150g dried currants or sultanas
500g plain flour, or more if needed
200g caster sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr15min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23cm cast iron or ceramic pan.
Pour hot water over raisins and currants in a bowl and let soak. Whisk flour, sugar, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a separate bowl until well combined; whisk in buttermilk.
Drain raisins and currants and pat dry with kitchen roll; fold into dough. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead gently until it holds its shape; if dough is too sticky, knead in more flour. Form into a round and place into prepared pan. Use a sharp knife to cut a cross into the top of the loaf.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a slender knife inserted into the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour.