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Irish Soda Bread and Honey Butter Recipe

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Your family and friends will think you have the luck of the Irish with this easy and delicious bread and honey butter recipe. This treat is a family favorite of ours and we think your family will love it just as much. It’s really easy to make so give it a try and let us know how it turned out in the comments below. If you need the best Raleigh catering service then please call Catering By Design. We have menus to fit all size budgets. Call us today with any questions, or to book your next catered event.

Ingredients:
Soda Bread:
1/2 stick – unsalted butter
2 cups – all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups – whole wheat flour
1/2 cup – oats
1 tablespoon – packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons – baking powder
1 teaspoon – baking soda
1 teaspoon – salt
1 3/4 cups – buttermilk
1/2 cup – dried currants
1 – egg white, beaten
Honey- Butter:
1/2 cup – unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon – honey
2 shakes – ground cinnamon

Directions: First, preheat your oven to 375°F. Now, in a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat for 3 – 4 minutes, or until the butter is a golden brown color. You’ll need to keep a close eye, and stir it often to avoid burning it. Once melted, remove the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool. Now take your large bowl and whisk together the flours, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Now stir in the browned butter and the buttermilk and mix together until everything in the bowl is moistened.

On a well-floured surface, turn the dough out and sprinkle the currants on top. You’ll need to knead the currants gently into the dough until everything comes together. This will take about 7 turns. Now you should divide the dough in half, and shape each half into balls. Take each dough ball and lightly flatten it into a 6-inch round. Place each of the rounds on an ungreased baking sheet and space them 5 inches apart. Now take your knife and cut a ½ inch deep “X” across the top of each dough round and brush them with your egg wash.

Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until they turn a deep golden brown color. Use your knife to test the center, if the knife comes out clean then cool the breads on a rack for at least 10 minutes. Serve the bread warm or at room temperature.

Now, to make the honey butter all you need to do is just mix the softened butter with honey and cinnamon in a small bowl until everything is blended together. Serve with the bread.

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Source: http://www.recipegirl.com/2012/03/07/brown-butter-soda-bread/