Irish Soda Bread
Yield: 1 loaf
This came out of the Holy Ghost Church Cookbook in Tiverton, Rhode Island. It's not St. Patrick's Day if I don't make a few loafs.
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- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seed (optional)
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2/3 cup softened currants (or raisins)
Instructions:In a large bowl mix together first four ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together next four ingredients.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture, then mix in currants.
Pour into a greased pie dish. Slice a cross on the top of the batter. Top with a little butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.