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Irish Soda Bread

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Shortening/Plus 2 tablespoons 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chilled
  Caraway seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Buttermilk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Combine flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add caraway seeds, if desired.
Gradually add buttermilk.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly.
Shape into a ball.
Place in a well-greased 9- x 5- x 3-inch loafpan or 8-inch ovenproof skillet.
Cut a cross in top of bread; brush with milk.
Bake at 375° for 40 to 50 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Quick

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