I have had a request to post my recipe for Irish Soda Bread!
I like this recipe because it has some whole wheat flour in it and it uses plain yogurt. I started making this when my kids were little and they always loved it. My family enjoys it more than the types you can buy in the grocery store. And, as a bonus, it's pretty simple to make.
Irish Soda Bread
2 cups white flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar (I use less)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 Tbsp butter, chilled
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 1/2 cups buttermilk or plain yogurt
Heat the oven to 350. In a bowl,combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter until it is pea-size. Stir in raisins and buttermilk or yogurt. Use hands to knead in bowl, working in all the dry ingredients. Turn the dough onto a floured surface, knead 1 minute, and shape into 2 round loaves. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cut a X in the tops. Bake 45 - 50 minutes.