Irish Soda Bread with Green Herb Butter

Yield: 12 servings | Serving Size: 1 slice with scant ounce Green Herb Butter

Irish Soda Bread with Green Herb Butter recipe

Ingredients

  • Herb Butter Ingredients
  • 2 cups | Packed flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 1 cup | Packed fresh chives, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup | Cold water
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) | Land O Lakes® Butter , softened
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  • Bread Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups | All-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons | Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons | Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon | Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon | Salt
  • 1/3 cup | Land O Lakes® Butter , cold, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/4 cups | Buttermilk *
  • 1/2 cup | Currants or raisins
*Substitute 4 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1 1/4 cups. Let stand 5 minutes.

Preparation

STEP 1

Bring medium pot of water to a boil. Prepare ice bath; set aside. Blanch parsley and chives in boiling water 10 seconds or just until wilted. Strain herbs; shock in ice bath.

STEP 2

Remove cooled herbs from ice bath; transfer to high-powered blender. Add 1/2 cup cold water. Blend on High until smooth.

STEP 3

Squeeze as much water as possible from puree using clean kitchen towel or several paper towels. You should have about 1/4 cup thick, bright green herb paste.

STEP 4

Place herb paste and 1 cup butter into mixing bowl fitted with paddle attachment. Gently beat until well mixed and uniformly green. Set aside until service.

STEP 5

Combine all bread ingredients except butter, buttermilk and currants in bowl; cut in 1/3 cup cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and currants just until moistened.

STEP 6

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Shape into ball. Place onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Pat into 6-inch circle. Cut 1/2 inch deep “X” in top of dough with sharp knife.

STEP 7

Bake in 375°F oven 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with Green Herb Butter.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size1 slice with scant ounce Green Herb Butter
  • Calories322 calories
  • Fat 20 grams
  • Sat. Fat 13 grams
  • Trans Fat 0 grams
  • Cholesterol 55 milligrams
  • Sodium 478 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 30 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 1 grams
  • Sugars 9 grams
  • Protein 4 grams
  • Vitamin A 1031 IU
  • Vitamin C 16 milligrams
  • Calcium 68 milligrams
  • Iron 2.02 milligrams

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