This traditional no yeast bread recipe is a crumbly dense bread with a slightly sweet taste. With only a few pantry and refrigerator, staples required this delicious Traditional Soda Bread can be made easily and is one everyone will enjoy.
In a small bowlbeat the buttermilk and egg together until combined and set aside.
Using a large bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together until well mixed. Cut the cubed butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or a fork. Work the butter into the mixture until it becomes crumbly. Stir in currants or any other add-ins.
Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and fold using a spatula until the dough become thick. Using floured hands remove the dough from the bowl and place it on a floured surface. Knead the dough for about 1 minute until all the flour is mixed in.
Place the dough into the cast iron skillet or prepared pan and with a very sharp knife cut an X on the top of the dough.
Bake the bread for 45 minutes until it begins to turn a golden brown. If the bread appears to be browning too quickly loosely place a tent of foil on top.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.