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Authentic Irish Soda Bread

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“For those that don't know what "cream flour" is: cream flour is ground more times and sifted with finer-meshed sieves (removing more by-product) than in standard milling. It's a bit hard to come by, but has a store finder to find a place near you where it's sold or you can order it online and have it shipped at where I found the recipe. You could substitute regular flour if you don't want to go to all the trouble, but cream flour's smoother texture produces lighter and fluffier results.”
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  1. Sift the flour, baking soda and powder into a bowl.
  2. Add the sugar and raisins, and stir.
  3. Add the buttermilk and form a dough.
  4. On a floured surface, knead the dough by continuously folding it into itself.
  5. Form a round shape and cut a cross shape on the top to keep the bread from"bursting" while baking.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350°F.

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