Cranberry Soda Bread

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the cranberries and whiskey (or hot water). Cover and set aside to rehydrate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F for at least 30 minutes (while the cranberries soak, if not soaking early) and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, soda, salt and optional caraway. Cut butter into flour with two knives, a pastry cutter, or your fingertips. Add honey, buttermilk and cranberries (with their liquid). Stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Knead on a lighty-floured work surface until smooth. It will still be sticky; do not add too much flour. Form into a rough boule 6-8" in diameter and 1 1/2 to 1 3/4" thick. Slash an X into the top with a sharp knife, about 1/2" deep.
  • Bake in preheated oven 55-60 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. If you prefer a softer crust, cover with a kitchen towel while cooling.
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