Rich Irish Soda Bread
Category : Bread
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2-1/4 cups white flour
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 cup raisins, currants or dried cranberries

1 egg
2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk

Heat oven to 375 deg. F. Mix together the egg and buttermilk. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Cut butter into dry ingredients using a fork or pastry cutter until mixture is like wet sand. Stir in raisins and caraway seeds, then add egg and buttermilk mixture. Knead just a little to make sure dough is well-mixed and pat dough into a greased round cakepan or round loaf pan. Slice an X across the top and brush with milk. Bake for 40 minutes.

Yields: 1 loaf