Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Spray a 9-inch cake pan with
Nonstick Cooking Spray (as needed)
In a large bowl, mix
All-Purpose Flour (2 cups)
Baking Powder (1/2 Tbsp)
Baking Soda (3/4 tsp)
Salt (1 tsp)
Granulated Sugar (3 Tbsp)
Caraway Seeds (1/2 Tbsp)
Butter (3 Tbsp)
using a pastry blender or fork, until mixture is the texture of coarse cornmeal.
Buttermilk (1 cup)
Raisins (2/3 cup)
Mix lightly until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface. Knead gently, only a few times. Shape dough into a round.
Fit evenly into the sprayed 9-inch cake pan. Cut dough into quarters, using a knife, cutting about 2/3 of the way through the dough. Brush top surface of dough with melted
Butter (2 Tbsp)
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until edges are brown and crusty and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let bread rest in the pan on a cooling rack for 5 minutes.
Transfer bread to a serving plate. To serve, cut Soda Bread into wedges and spread with butter. Enjoy!