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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons cold vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup currants
  • 2 tablespoons toasted caraway seeds
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sanding sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well.
  • Cut the butter and shortening into small pieces and add to the flour mixture.
  • Using your fingers, work the cold butter and shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add the egg, the buttermilk, the currants and the caraway seeds and mix into the flour mixture until it is incorporated.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently until the dough forms a smooth ball. Place the dough into a lightly greased loaf pan. Score the top of the loaf with a very sharp knife. Brush the top of the loaf with melted butter. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  • Place the loaf in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.

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