Soda Bread with Dried Cherries

This is a lovely fast quick bread. A delicious easy way to make a homemade bread without the fuss and one of my favorite vehicles for my daily butter intake!

Loaf Pan or round Cake Pan-greased

Preheat oven to 375*f /190*c


4 Cups Flour + 1 Tablespoon for Cherries

4 Tablespoons Sugar

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 1/2 teaspoons Salt

4 tablespoons Cold Butter -cut up

1 3/4 Cup Buttermilk 

1 egg-beaten

Zest of one Orange

1cup chopped Dried Cherries or traditionally Currants are used- toss with one tablepoon of flour so fruits dont settle at the bottom of the cake during baking.

In your Kitchen aide or the bowl to your electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment

Add Flour, Sugar, Salt, and Baking Soda- mix together.

Add Butter pieces and blend on low speed until butter is incorporated (I like to use my hands for this after I mix for it a few minutes to really make sure the butter is mixed in properly into the flour mixture.)

Combine beaten Egg and Buttermilk ,add to flour and mix well.

Add Cherries and mix until incorporated.

Flour the surface of a cutting board and turn dough out onto board.

Knead a few times and then create your desired shape. If round , cut a large X into the top half of the dough with a sharp knife (this allows for even baking)

Bake for 40-45 min or until wooden skewer comes out clean.

If you knock top of the finished loaf it will sound hollow.

Remove from oven.

Serve warm with butter and jam or at room temp. 

 Toasting it once its cooled completly is a great way to enjoy as well.

About eatonsquareedibles

I've had the great good fortune of living abroad for more than a decade. The traditions, comfort and memories of home are things I cherish and carry with me on my travels. What I wasn't expecting was that other cultures and flavors would seep into my own traditions and favorites and influence a new batch of classics. Heres to evolving traditions and new memories! View all posts by eatonsquareedibles

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