Irish Soda Buns
1 2/3 call-purpose flour
2/3 cwhole wheat flour
1 1/4 tspbaking soda
4 Tbspunsalted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
1/2 cgolden raisins
1 tspcaraway seeds
3/4 cplus 3 tbls. buttermilk
How to Make Irish Soda Buns
- Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a 9-inch
round cake pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk flours,
sugar, baking soda and salt. With
fingers or pastry blender, cut in
butter until mixture resembles
coarse crumbs. Stir in raisins and
caraway seeds. Pour buttermilk over
top, and stir with fork until mixture
holds together. If necessary, add
more buttermilk, a little at a time.
- Transfer to a lightly floured
surface and knead about 20 times or
until smooth. With lightly floured
hands, shape into 10 balls. Place in
pan. With small, sharp knife, cut an
X on top of each ball.
- Bake 25 minutes or until golden
brown. Remove from pan and let cool
on wire rack. Makes 10 buns.