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Award Winning Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
4 tbl. sugar
1 tbl. caraway seeds
1 cup raisins or currants
1 cups well-shaken buttermilk
1 tbl. unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degree. Butter and flour a large baking sheet, shaking off excess flour. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Stir in sugar, caraway seeds, and raisins. Add buttermilk and stir just until dough is evenly moistened but still lumpy.
Transfer dough to a well-floured surface and gently knead with floured hands about 8 times to form a soft but slightly less sticky ball. Halve dough and form into 2 balls.
Pat out each ball into a domed 6-inch round on baking sheet. Cut a inch deep X onto each loaf with a sharp knife, then brush with butter.
Bake in middle of oven until golden brown and bottom sounds hollow when tapped about 35-40 minutes. Transfer loaves to rack to cool completely.




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