Irish Soda Bread
cake or pastry flour works best since they're softer
2 - 4
depending on how sweet you want it - or omit it all together
leave these out for a more traditional soda bread
Mix the dry ingredients together well. Stir in the raisins and milk.
Mix together to form a sticky dough.
Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth (8 - 10 times - don't over knead.)
Line a 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper and add the dough. Spread the dough out in the pan.
Score the dough with a large "X" on the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 65 minutes.
Carefully remove the bread from the oven. Serve with your Irish meal.
This bread needs to be consumed within 1 or 2 days - it will