Irish Bannock

Irish Bannock
    A tasty loaf similar to a scone. Perfect for breakfast or as a snack with tea or coffee.
Prep Time: approx. 15 Minutes.
Cook Time: approx. 40 Minutes.
Makes 1 round loaf ( 8 servings).

         2 cups all-purpose flour
         2 tablespoons white sugar
         1/2 teaspoon baking powder
         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
         1/2 teaspoon salt
         2 tablespoons butter
         1 cup buttermilk
         1/2 cup currants, raisins or dried cranberries

    1 Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry cutter. Add buttermilk until dough is soft. Stir in currants.
    2 Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth. Form dough into a 7 inch round. Place on a lightly oiled cake pan or cookie sheet. Cut 1/2 inch deep cross side to side. Score with cross 1/2 inch deep on the top.
    3 Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 40 minutes.
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