This tasty bread was served with cream cheese at the February 2013 meeting by Hazel as part of the Herb display for Caraway. It is a slightly sweeter version of Irish Soda bread.
2 cups All Purpose Flour
¾ cup Granulated Sugar
½ tsp. Ground Cloves
2½ tsp. Baking Powder
6 tbs. softened Butter
1 Egg, beaten
1½ cups Buttermilk
Raisins, to taste
2 tbs. Caraway Seed
- Sift together flour, sugar, cloves and baking powder.
- Cut butter into dry ingredients with to knives. When butter is pea sized, mix with hands until coarsely blended with flour. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture.
- Add egg and buttermilk and mix until well blended. Mix in raisins and caraway seed.
- Pour batter into a greased loaf or cake pan and bake in a 350° oven for about an hour or so. Hazel says using a loaf pan took 1 hour and 15 minutes.