- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Cut in the butter with 2 knives (or a pastry blender) until crumbly.
- Stir in the buttermilk and raisins with a wooden spoon to make a dough.
- Knead for 1 minute on a lightly floured surface.
- Shape and pat into a 6-inch circle. Cut a cross ½ inch deep in the top.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Rub the hot bread with additional butter.
Equipment you will need: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, ½ tsp. salt, 3 Tbsp. butter, 1 cup buttermilk, ½ cup raisins (optional), Large bowl, Measuring cups and spoons, Pastry blender or 2 table, knives, Wooden spoon and a Baking sheet.
Soda Bannock is an authentic Irish recipe. It is the same as Irish Soda Bread, but will always have dried fruit in it. You may add ½ cup of raisins to this recipe in Step 3 if you are serving the bread for breakfast, dessert, or tea.