Barb’s Aunt Beezy makes the best soda bread! Well, Barb’s Bob (not Don’s Bob, or Justin’s Barb, for that matter – we seem to know a fair number of Barbs and Bobs) makes the best soda bread – from Barb’s Aunt Beezy’s recipe – and he shared the details.
•3 cups flour
•2/3 cup sugar
•1 tsp baking powder
•1 tsp baking soda
•1 tsp salt
•1-1/2 cup total raisins (I used dried cherries)
•2 tsp melted butter
•2 eggs, beaten
•1-3/4 cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350º.
Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in the raisins or cherries, or whichever dried fruit you prefer.
Pour the batter into a greased 5 x 9 loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes, until the top is lightly browned, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool the soda bread on a rack, then tip out of the pan.
Serve with butter or, mebbe even more better, chive cream cheese.
Thanks Barb, Bob, and most importantly, Aunt Beezy.