Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Irish Soda Bread


6 cups all purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1.5 t. baking soda
2 t. salt
4 t. sugar
2.5 cups buttermilk
2 T. butter
1/2 cup raisins, optional*


Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine buttermilk, butter and raisins*.
Add to flour mixture and mix with hands until combined well.
Turn dough onto well-floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
Place on a greased baking sheet.
Press dough evenly into 1 1/2" thick circle.
Bake in a preheated 325 oven for 1 hour or until bread sounds hollow when flicked.

Posted by Debi

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