5 c. Flour
3/4 c. Sugar
2 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 c. Butter (chilled and cut into small pieces)
2 c. Golden Raisins
2 T. Caraway
2 c. Buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two pie tins and set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut butter into the dry mixture until it resembles course grain. Mix caraway seeds and raisins into the dry ingredients.
Add buttermilk and egg. Mix well.
Remove from the oven and let cool. Serve soda bread hot and fresh from the oven, with unsalted butter and homemade apple butter.
Mark Reichle and Nancy Miller Southmoreland on the Plaza