Irish Soda Bread

This is a basic recipe.

3 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup raisins
3/4 cup buttermilk

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture. Stir in raisins and enough buttermilk to make a soft dough.

Turn out onto floured surface and knead for a minute until smooth. Shape into a round loaf, about 6-7 inches in diameter. Cut an “X” about a quarter of the way through. Brush top with a little buttermilk.

Bake 375F, 35-45 minutes. Brush with butter if desired.

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