Irish Soda Bread

Well Nanc, here it is the Irish Soda Bread from SVHS Grandparents Day '09. xo

4 C Flour
2 t Baking Powder
1 t Baking Soda
3/4 C Brown Sugar
1/2 t Salt
1/2 C Butter
2 Eggs, Beaten
1 1/2 C Buttermilk or kefir
1 C Raisins or Dried Cranberries
1 C Walnuts (optional)

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add egg, raisins and buttermilk to mixture above and stir until just moistened. On a lightly floured surface, knead gently for 12 strokes. Place on a greased baking sheet or a piece of parchment and shape the mixture into a  round loaf and cut a cross in the top. Brush with beaten egg or milk (optional). Bake at 375°F for 35 minutes or until golden brown.


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