Irish Soda Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons margarine, melted
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a cast iron skillet. In a medium bowl, mix
together the flour, baking soda and sugar. Toss the raisins with the flour
mixture until coated. Make a well in the center and add the egg, buttermilk,
and melted margarine. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are absorbed.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for a few quick turns
just to even out the dough. Handle the dough as little as possible. Pat into
a flat circle, and place into the prepared pan. Bake the bread for 40 to 45
minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden.