Blueberry Irish Soda Bread

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Prep Time10 min

There’s no rule that says this bread can only be eaten on St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy throughout the year as a tasty treat.

Blueberry Irish Soda Bread

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • 3 Tbsp. salted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk, plus 2 tbs for brushing dough before baking
  • Pinch of sea salt, before baking

DIRECTIONS

      • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
      • Sift flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar into a mixing bowl.
      • Using the paddle attachment on your mixer, mix on medium-low.
      • Add butter 1 tablespoon at a time until incorporated.
      • Add zest and currants, mix until well distributed (about 30 seconds).
      • Lastly, sprinkle in the fresh blueberries and let mix until well distributed (about 30 seconds - some will get squished, that's okay!)
      • Turn the dough out onto the counter and form into a 6"-8" round (dough will be lumpy and dense).
      • Brush the remaining 2 tablespoons of buttermilk on top of the dough and sprinkle the pinch of salt over the surface.
      • Place loaf into a 12" cast iron pan and score 3/4" cross on top with a pairing knife. If you do not have a cast iron you can bake on a sheet pan, the crust just won't be quite as crunchy.
      • Bake in the oven for about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
      • Serve warm with fresh jam, butter, or honey, and enjoy!

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Locate the 16-Digit Trace code.​ Enter the trace back code from your berry container to visit the farms where we’re grown. Too bad we can’t deliver the fresh fragrance, too!