Irish Fruit Soda Bread


  • 400g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 65g white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 470mls buttermilk
  • 55g butter, melted
  • 130g currants


  • Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda.
  • Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter and currants. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.