Robert Ditty's Irish Soda Bread

Robert Ditty's Irish Soda Bread
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Robert Ditty's Irish Soda Bread

John Blanchette

Robert Ditty's Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish soda bread does not have dried fruit in it, although if you wish, you may add some to this recipe. This is Robert Ditty's recipe; he's widely regarded as the best baker in all of Ireland. His bakery is located in the town of Castledawson in Londonderry.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Sift together into a large bowl the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add the buttermilk and currants, raisins, or other dried fruit and mix until just combined and a dough forms.

Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Knead the dough for 2 minutes and shape into a round loaf.

Butter an 8-inch pie pan and place the dough inside. Cut a cross along the top and bake for 35-40 minutes. Enjoy warm with butter.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

306 kcal

Daily value:

15%

Servings:

12
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 53 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 7 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1 IU
  • Ash 3 g
  • Betaine 15 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 167 mg
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Choline, total 6 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Folate, food 22 µg
  • Folate, total 22 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 2 g
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Magnesium, Mg 38 mg
  • Maltose 1 g
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 2 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 296 mg
  • Potassium, K 175 mg
  • Selenium, Se 13 µg
  • Sodium, Na 884 mg
  • Starch 42 g
  • Sucrose 3 g
  • Sugars, total 7 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 2 mg
  • Water 33 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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