Irish soda bread from grampa red louth

Irish Soda Bread from Grampa Red Louth

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup raisins
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Cut 3 Tablespoons butter into flour mixture until coarse, make a well in center, and pour in buttermilk. Add raisins. Mix lightly. Turn onto lightly floured board and knead 8 times. Shape into round loaf and place in an 8- or 9-inch cake pan. Use scissors to make a cross on top of bread 1/3 the way into dough. Brush top with 1 Tablespoon melted butter and cinnamon. Bake 25 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Serve warm with butter. A delight in any season.

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