Hartwood Restaurant Soda Bread Recipe

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This is the bread we feature in our restaurant each day.  Come in soon to enjoy some!

Ingredients

Nonstick vegetable oil spray

2 cups all purpose flour

5 tbsp. sugar, divided

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. baking soda

3 tbsp. butter, chilled, cut into cubes

1 cup buttermilk

2/3 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Spray 8-inch diameter cake pan with nonstick spray.  Whisk flour, 4 tbsp sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in large bowl to blend.  Add butter.  Using fingertips, rub in until coarse meal forms. Make well in center of flour mixture.  Add buttermilk.  Gradually stir dry ingredients into milk to blend.  Mix in raisins.

Using floured hands, shape dough into ball.  Transfer to prepared pan and flatten slightly (dough will not come to edges of pan).  Sprinkle dough with remaining 1 tbsp sugar.

Bake bread until brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.  Cool bread in pan 10 minutes.  Transfer to rack.  Serve warm or at room temperature.