Irish Buttermilk Bannock

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Title: Irish Buttermilk Bannock
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Irish, Bread

Ingredients:

4 c All purpose/bread flour
3 ts Baking powder
1 ts Salt to taste
3/4 ts Baking soda
1 c Raisins
2 Eggs
1 1/2 c Buttermilk


Stir flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and raisins together.
Separately, fork-blend eggs and buttermilk, then add to dry ingredients.
Stir until sticky batter is formed. Scrape batter onto well floured surface
and knead lightly. Shape batter into ball, then place in round non-stick
casserole that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Mark a cross in the
center, using a sharp knife. Bake uncovered in preheated 350 degree oven
for about 1 1/4 hours.

Wait 10-15 minutes before attempting to remove bread from casserole, then
cool on wire rack. If desired, cut loaf into quarters and then slice
thinly.

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