You'll love this soda bread with apples and currants.
This easy-to-make bread is an adaptation of the much loved Irish Soda bread.
- 1 2/3 cup Ontario buttermilk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 Ontario apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 3/4 cup dried currants
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 Ontario egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
1 In medium bowl, combine buttermilk, melted butter, chopped apples and currants. Set aside.
2 In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir in buttermilk mixture to make soft dough. Gather up and place dough on floured surface. With floured hands, knead about 8 times and shape into a round loaf (dough will be sticky).
3 Transfer to greased 9-inch round cake pan. Brush top of dough with beaten egg. Sprinkle with 1 tsp sugar.
4 Bake in 375°F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool on wire rack about 10 minutes before removing from pan. Slice bread and serve warm or cool.
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8