Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patricks's Day

Irish Soda Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour 
2 tablespoons brown sugar 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
3 tablespoons butter 
2 eggs 
3/4 cup buttermilk 
1/2 cup raisins

In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg and buttermilk. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins.

Knead on a floured surface for 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf; place on a greased baking sheet. Cut a 1/4-in.-deep cross in top of loaf. Beat remaining 
egg; brush over loaf.

Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

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