Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread
4 C. Flour
4 T. White Sugar
1 t. Baking Soda
1 T. Baking Powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 Cup margarine, softened
1 Cup Buttermilk
1/4 C. Butter Melted
1/4 Cup Buttermilk
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine. Stir in 1 Cup of buttermilk and the egg. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 C. buttermilk. brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an "X" into the top of the loaf.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes! Mmmmmm!
I hope you all find a pot of gold under your rainbow today!!!!