You can make the bread with raisins – cranberries – currents or other dried fruits if you choose    Preheat the oven to 350F    Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and lightly dust with flour    Combine 2 cups all purpose flour with 3 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp baking soda in a large bowl    Cut in 2 Tbsp unsalted butter until the mixture is crumbly    Stir in 1/2 cup of raisins (or cranberries or currants) and 1 tsp caraway seeds if you wish    Add 1 cup of low fat buttermilk and stir until the ingredients are moistened    Knead the mixture in a bowl until it forms a dough – 5-6 times or zip it in a food processor – 5-6 whirls    Shape into a 6″circle and transfer to the baking sheet….Now take a sharp knife and cut a 1/2 inch deep X over the surface of the loaf    Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 – 50 minutes    Serve warm with a soup or a salad or let it cool and serve with a cup of afternoon tea or serve unexpected evening guests – with a cup of coffee    You may have seen this recipe in other places called irish soda bread!

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