Irish Soda Bread 2

Another soda bread recipe. Try them both and report back with your findings!

4 cups flour

2 TB sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

4 TB butter

1 cup raisins

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425˚. Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.

Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal, then stir in the raisins.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add beaten egg and buttermilk and mix in with a wooden spoon, until it is too stiff to stir. Dust hands with flour and knead gently in the bowl, just long enough to form a rough ball. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and shape into a round loaf.

Transfer loaf to a large lightly greased cast iron skillet or baking sheet. Score top of loaf about ½" deep in an X shape. Transfer to oven and bake until golden brown and the bottom sounds hollow when tapped, about 40 minutes.

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