Barbara's Irish Soda Bread
4 C flour
1 t. baking soda
1 C sugar
3/4 C melted butter
1 C raisins (pre-soaked in water)
1-1/3 C buttermilk
Make a cinnamon-sugar mixture for top of bread.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Foil-line a 10" oven-proof frying pan and butter the foil
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and sugar. Then combine the remaining ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix all together until just combined. Scrape batter into foil-lined pan.
Make a cross in the top of the dough with a knife (FYI: a reference I found said this was not for religious reasons; it was a very practical way to divvy up the bread into four portions - pretty smart, huh?). Sprinkle the top of dough with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake for 1 hour.