Nobody knows for certain whether the Irish or Native Americans first made this bread, although the readily available and inexpensive ingredients of wheat flour, salt, baking soda, and soured milk popularized it for many. Today, we enjoy it with currants and spread with butter or honey.
STEP ONE – Preparations
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Lightly spray a large baking sheet with canola spray.
- Get out a small glass measuring cup and a large mixing bowl.
- Set up a cooling rack.
STEP TWO – Make the Dough
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons white vinegar
4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 large egg
½ cup currants or diced raisins
- In the small glass measuring cup, combine the milk and vinegar and let sour for 5 minutes.
- In the…
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