Corned beef and cabbage and potatoes are cooking away. Soda bread is ready to go in the oven. It is just in the last few years that I discovered soda bread and have started making a traditional Irish meal on St. Pat's Day. It is fun thing to do even though my heritage is German. I was surprised at how easy the soda bread is. And here is my recipe.
4 c flour 1 t baking soda 2 t baking powder 1/2 c sugar 1/2 c raisins pinch salt 1/2 (1 stick) butter, melted 2 eggs 2 c buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the dry ingredients and raisins together in a big bowl.
In a separate bowl mix the butter, eggs and buttermilk together.
Add the liquid mixture to the dry and stir until it forms a dough.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until it is well combined.
Butter 2 10- or 12-inch cast iron frying pans. Divide dough between the 2 pans. Flatten to fill, score an X across the top of the dough.
Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes.