Soda bread - raisins

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4¼ \N To 4-1/2 cups all-purpose
\N \N Flour
4 teaspoons Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Caraway seeds
1 cup Dark seedless raisins
2 cups Buttermilk
\N \N Butter
\N \N Sugar

Heat oven to 350F. Grease a large cast-iron skillet or baking sheet.

In a large bowl, mix 4 cups flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar & caraway seeds. Add raisins, making sure they are separated. Add buttermilk to a bowl & stir with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a dough. Sprinkle about ¼ cup of remaining flour on a board. Turn out dough & knead lightly for about 5 minutes, working in the flour from the board & forming doughinto a smooth, round loaf about 8" in diameter. Press loaf evenly into pan & cut a cross ½" deep in the top. Bake 1 hour & 15 minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Put loaf on wire rack, rub top with butter, & sprinkle with sugar.


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