Sugar Topped Irish Soda Bread
|Sifted flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Caraway seed||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Buttermilk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Dark raisins||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), chopped|
Sift the flour with baking powder, soda, salt and sugar into a bowl and add caraway seed.
Cut in the shortening until mixture resembles meal.
Make a well in center and pour in the buttermilk.
Add the raisins and mix lightly.
Turn out on a floured board and knead gently.
Shape into a ball and fit into a greased 8 or 9-inch round cake pan.
Cut loaf crosswise into quarters about 2/3 way through dough with a sharp knife or scissors.
Brush top of loaf with melted butter and sprinkle with additional sugar.
Bake in 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes.