Easy Irish Soda Bread


3-1/4 cups flour

1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided

1 tsp. Calumet Baking Powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1/2 cup cold butter, cut up

1-1/3 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup currants


Heat oven to 350°F.

Mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and currants; stir just until moistened.

Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead 10 times. Shape into 2-1/2-inch-thick round. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Cut deep 1/2-inch "X" in top of dough; sprinkle with remaining sugar.

Bake 1 hour or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet to wire rack; cool completely before cutting into wedges.
Recipe shared from: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/irish-soda-bread-63745.aspx