Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread with Raisins
Recipe source: Gimme some oven

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp butter
½ tsp salt
½ cup raisins (or chocolate chips !)
¾ cup buttermilk

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
Add butter and mix with a fork or your fingers to resemble coarse crumbs.
Stir in raisins.
Add buttermilk and stir so all dough is evenly moistened.
Turn into lightly floured surface and knead gently to combine all.
Shape into a ball and place on a lightly greased baking tray.
Cut a deep cross on top of the dough and bake in a preheated oven at 160 degree Celsius for approx. 30 mins or until the top becomes golden.
Serve slices with jam or butter or as is.
Its best on the day of baking; becomes slightly dry on second day.
Keep leftover tightly closed.

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