Bridie's Soda Bread Contest Winner 2010

Donna Fogarty of Newport Wins!
With a recipe from March 1996 McCall's Magazine

Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees                                         
Spray baking sheet

INGREDIENTS:

Cooking Spray
3 cups + 1 tsp      unsifted all purpose flour
1 tsp                    baking soda
1 tsp                    salt
1/4 cup                sugar
1/4 cup                unsalted butter cut into pieces
1/2 cup                raisins
1 tsp                    anise seed
1 1/4 cup             buttermilk

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

In small bowl combine 3 cups flour, baking soda, sugar and salt, sift into large bowl.

With pastry blender, cut butter into dry mixture until it resembles coarse meal.

Stir raisins and anise seed into mixture.

Pour in buttermilk, stir with fork until dough comes together.

Knead 5 times in bowl.  Turn out on floured surface and knead another 8 - 10 times.

Shape into a " round loaf and place on baking sheet.

Sprinkle remaining 1 tsp of flour over top of loaf.

Cut 1" deep X 4" long "X" across top (to let the fairies out!!)

Bake 45 - 50 minutes

 

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