Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Save Recipe Print
Golden Raisin-Fennel Semolina Soda Bread with Buttermilk-Orange Butter
Total:
3 hr
Active:
45 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
3 hr
Active:
45 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Golden Raisin-Fennel Semolina Soda Bread:
Buttermilk-Orange Butter:

Directions

For the soda bread: Put the raisins in a bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside until softened, about 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Sift the all-purpose, cake and semolina flours, and the baking soda, cream of tartar and salt into a large bowl; stir in the sugar. Cut the 3 tablespoons butter into the flour until it resembles a coarse meal. Stir in the fennel seeds and the soaked raisins.  

In a small bowl, stir the orange zest into the buttermilk, and then add to the flour mixture, stirring with a fork just until a dough comes together. Turn the dough onto a work surface and knead briefly until the loose flour is just moistened; the dough should look shaggy and uneven.

Form the dough into a 6-inch round and place in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Using a very sharp knife, score a deep cross into the top of the loaf. Bake until nicely browned and a skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with the 2 tablespoons melted butter. Cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

While the bread bakes, make the buttermilk-orange butter: Whisk together the buttermilk and orange zest in a small bowl. Put the butter and salt in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Slowly pour in the buttermilk mixture and continue beating until just incorporated. Spread into a ramekin, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours to allow the flavors to meld.

Serve slices of warm or toasted semolina soda bread with the orange butter.

Categories:

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad 00:42

This refreshing summertime salad can be made with just a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sausage Bread Brunch Sandwich

Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Asparagus and Bread Soup with Pancetta

Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Soda Bread

Recipe courtesy of Jamie Deen

Soda Bread

Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson

Prosciutto or Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast with Fennel and Golden Raisin Stuffing

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Carrots With Raisin-Fennel Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Irish Soda Bread

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Irish Soda Bread

Recipe courtesy of Rick Curry

Fruity Irish Soda Bread

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Dig In

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.