Irish Soda Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 golden raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. In another container, mix together the egg, butter and buttermilk. Combine the wet and dry ingredients in a large bowl stir to form a soft dough along with raisins if so you should choose. Place into a 9-inch cake pan and mark with a cross with a knife to ensure even baking. Place into the oven to back for 45 minutes until nicely browned. Allow to cool and slice, serve with butter and marmalade.
Variation: For Brown Bread replace half of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour and cook as above.
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