Irish Soda Bread

There’s no need to wait for St. Patrick’s Day to make this.

Whisk:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp bakind soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Add to the above and rub with fingers until a coarse meal forms.

  • 3 tbsp butter cubed

Make a well in the above and add to the above.  Gently mix.

  • 1 cup buttermilk.

Mix into the above.

  • 2/3 cup raisins.

With floured hands, form dough ball (it will be sticky).  Flatten slightly in a 8″ cake pan.  Sprinkle with 1 tbsp sugar and cut an X on top.  Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes.

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