Archive for March 26th, 2008

We made this for our St. Patrick’s Day Potluck and the buttermilk made it very tasty!

Irish Soda Bread

3 cups – flour
2 tsp – sugar
1 1/2 tsp – baking powder
3/4 tsp – baking soda
1 tsp – salt
1/2 cup – raisins
1 1/4 cups – buttermilk
1 tbsp – butter, melted

Combine first 5 ingredients. Stir in raisins. Combine buttermilk and butter; stir into flour mixture until blended. Knead 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf, 2 inches thick. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, score an “X” in top of loaf, cutting 1/4 inch deep. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a rack.

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