Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Crystal Milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg
4 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons each: baking soda and salt
1/2 cup Crystal Butter, melted
1 cup raisins OR
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
Softened Crystal Butter for serving

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place milk and lemon juice or vinegar in a large liquid measuring cup and let stand for 5 minutes; whisk in egg. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in milk and butter until well mixed. Lightly knead in raisins or caraway seeds. Knead several times on a lightly floured board then shape into 2 equal balls. Place on prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly. Cut a small “x” in the top of each. Bake for 50 minutes or until a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with softened butter.