Chef John's Irish Soda Bread

Subtly sweet, with a light, tender crumb, this is one of the best quick breads you'll ever have. Recipe makes two loaves.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder,...


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins

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