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A Traditional Irish Breakfast

Posted at 12:06 PM, Mar 17, 2014

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - Eggs, Potatoes, Sausage, Irish Whiskey Soaked Salmon and Irish Soda Bread were the stars of Chef Bill Erlenbach’s breakfast entrée.

Irish Soda Bread                                                    

Flour                                                                                        4 cups

Baking Powder                                                                                  1 Teaspoon

Baking Soda                                                                                      1 Teaspoon

Salt, Kosher                                                                                      1 Teaspoon

Orange zest, grated                                                                           1 Teaspoon

Caraway Seeds                                                                                  2 Tablespoons

Butter, softened                                                                       2 oz

Currants or raisans                                                                           1 cup

Buttermilk, room temp                                                            12 oz

Honey                                                                                                1Tabelspoon

  1.  In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, orange zest, and caraway seeds.
  2. Cut the butter and the sugar into the flour mixture until the dough resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in the currants.
  3. Combine the buttermilk and honey.
  4. Add milk mixture to the flour and mix.
  5. Knead 1 minute.  Shape into rounded loaves.
  6. Let rest 10 minutes.   Bake 325