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Irish Raisin Soda Bread

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Recipe of Grandma Grace Bearne


4 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup butter

2 cups raisins

1 Tablespoon caraway seeds

1 1/2 cup buttermilk

1 egg beaten


Blend together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles a course meal. Add raisins, caraway seeds, buttermilk and egg. Stir until blended.

Knead on floured board until smooth.

Shape dough into 2 balls and place into 2 greased 8″ round pans.

Flatten to fill pans.

Cut a cross in top of each loaf.

Bake at 375 degrees about 40 minutes or until done.