This is a stock photo taken from the Internet of what Irish Soda Bread, with raisins (optional), looks like. When I eventually make a loaf, I will post an actual photo to the blog. See recipe below.
4 cups of flour 6 Tbs. butter
3 Tbs. sugar 1 1/2 c. raisins
1 Tbs. baking powder 1 Tbs. caraway seeds (optional)
1 tsp. salt 2 eggs
3/4 tsp. baking soda 1 1/3 cup of butter milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a round casserole baking dish ( I have also used a round pie plate and works just as well) - In a large bowl with a fork, mix the first five ingredients - then cut the butter into the flour mixture ( I usually cube the butter first) - the mixutre will resemble coarse crumbs - then add the raisins and caraway seeds.