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Irish Soda Bread with Currants and Caraway Seeds

All You MARCH 2011

  • Yield: 1 loaf (8 servings)
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Rise:1 Hour, 30 Minutes
  • Bake:35 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$.57


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pound frozen pizza dough, thawed in refrigerator
  • 2/3 cup dried currants
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Brush an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan with 1 Tbsp. melted butter.

2. Flatten out dough on a lightly floured surface, sprinkle with one third of currants and caraway seeds, and knead in. Repeat with remaining currants and caraway seeds until all are kneaded into dough. Shape into a loaf, transfer to loaf pan, cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.

3. Position rack in middle of oven and preheat to 375°F. Brush dough with remaining melted butter, sprinkle with salt and bake until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. Slice and serve.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 209
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Sodium: 346mg

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