Irish Soda Bread
3 cups flour
2/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tablespoon melted shortening or oil
1-3/4 c. buttermilk
Sift flour with sugar, soda, powder and salt.
Stir liquid into flour mixture until moistened only. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from pan immediately.
For buttermilk, I use 1 Tablespoon vinegar added to make one cup of milk.
I used oil, but have used the melted butter in the past. Either is fine.
The recipe says you can use 2 cups buttermilk to make it moist, but I have only used the 1-3/4 cups and it is very nice -not dry.