How to make Irish soda bread and what to eat with it

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jim Pittman, owner of Black Tie Desserts, is already getting in the spirit for St. Patrick's Day. Watch the video above to see how you can get in the spirit at home with Irish soda bread and what you should eat with it.

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Irish soda bread

Ingredients: 

1 & 2/3 cup room temp whole milk
1 & 1/2 Tbs. lemon juice
Combine & let sour for 5 minutes
Stir in 1/2 tsp. baking soda and let sit 2 minutes

3 cups all-purpose flower
2 Tbs. Sugar
1 Tb. baking powder
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 Cup Dried Currants

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease a 9inch pie plate or use a cast iron skillet.

Stir Dry ingredients with a whisk to combine.

Add milk to dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Knead for 3 minutes on a floured board. Dough will be sticky and wet. Form into a ball and put in greased pan.

Sprinkle top with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.

Bake for 45 minutes. Bread should test dry with a cake tester/toothpick.

Spread a little unsalted butter on top.

Enjoy with orange marmalade if you like. Freeze left overs.