Irish Soda Bread in a Cast Iron Skillet

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place a 10" UNGREASED cast iron skillet in oven to heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter or margarine with a pastry blender.
  • Stir in the caraway seeds and currants.
  • Stir in just until combined 1/2 cup buttermilk and the egg.
  • Turn dough out on a floured cutting board. The dough will be sticky. With floured hands knead the dough a few times until able to form into a disc shape.
  • Carefully remove the hot cast iron skillet from oven and lightly grease with butter. Place the round ball of dough into the skillet.
  • In desired, cut an "X" into the top of the loaf using a toothpick. Brush the top of loaf with the remaining buttermilk. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown and hollow when tapped.
  • Serve warm.