This is simple enough to be made for a weeknight supper.
Irish Soda Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a cookie sheet. In large mixing bowl, combine:
4 cups flour
3/4 cups raisins (optional)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
Mix dry ingredients together; make hollow in center and pour in 1 cup buttermilk. Mix well and slowly add another 1/2 cup buttermilk. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth. Shape into a round loaf; place on cookie sheet. With a knife, cut a crisscross on top. Bake 45 minutes.
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