Soda Bread

Pre Heat Oven to 375°F

Lightly grease small cookie sheet

2 Cups Sifted Flour

2 TBSP Sugar

2 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Tsp Baking Soda

½ Tsp Salt

3 TBSP Butter, Softened

1 Cup Buttermilk

1 TBSP Butter, Melted

In large bowl sift flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, & salt.

Cut in softened butter with pastry knife or fork until mixture looks like fine crumbs.

Add buttermilk; mix with fork only until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured pastry cloth or board.

Knead gently until smooth (About 1 minute)

Shape into ball

Place on prepared cookie sheet & flatten 7 inch circle.  Dough will be about 1 ½” thick.

Press a large floured knife into center of loaf, almost until bottom is cut thru.  Repeat until loaf is marked into quarters.

Bake for 30-40 Minutes or until top is golden & loaf sounds hollow.

Brush with 1 TBSP Melted Butter

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