Sunday, March 9, 2008

Irish Soda Bread

3 3/4 Cups flour

2/3 Cups sugar

1 Tbs. Caraway seeds

2 1/4 Tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. salt

1 Cup dried fruit bits

1 1/2 Cups buttermilk

2 eggs

Preheat oven to 325.

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, caraway seeds, soda and salt; add fruit bits.

Stir in buttermilk and 1 egg until dough forms.

On lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth about 2 minutes. Shape into a round loaf. Place on ungreased baking sheet. With serrated knife cut 1/2 inch deep " X" into top. Lightly beat remaining egg and brush over dough.

Bake for 50 to 55 min. or until loaf sound hollow when tapped on bottom. Transfer from pan to rack when done. Cool.

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