Irish Raisin Soda Bread


1 stick of butter, room temperature

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk (or combine 1 Tablespoon lemon juice in 1 cup milk)

1 Jar of Irish Raisin Soda Bread mix

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, if using a dark pan preheat to 325 degrees

Grease and flour a pie dish or round cake pan

Cut butter into dry ingredients, until it resembles course crumbs.  Stir in buttermilk and egg into flour mixture, just until flour is moistened.  Dough will be sticky.  Sprinkle some flour over the top of the mixture and knead dough about 10 strokes with rubber spatula in bowl.  Add flour if very wet.

Place dough in loaf pan and cut a ¼ inch deep cross on top of dough with a sharp knife.  .

Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in dish for at least 10 minutes then move onto a wire rack to cool completely.