Tue 11 Jan 2011
Editor’s Note: This recipe comes to us from Anujaresh of the Lightninghoof server. It’s a very tasty snack!
Time: 10 minutes of prep, 35-45 minutes of waiting around
3 tbsp margarine or butter, softened
2 1/2 cups [Simple Flour]
2 Tbsp sugar (I recommend adding a few Tbsps more)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp [Salt]
Pam, or something similar to grease the cookie sheet (shortening, butter, vegetable oil, etc. [Oil of Immolation] may produce unexpected results)
3/4 cups buttermilk (regular [Ice Cold Milk] will do)
OPTIONAL: 1/3 cups raisins, craisins, dried fruit, or any other mix-in that sounds good
Measuring cups & spoons
Knife (butter knife is fine)
Heat oven to 375. Use your fingers or a fork to cut margarine into flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt; mixture will resemble fine crumbs. Stir in raisins and just enough buttermilk so dough leaves side of bowl. Knead in the bowl for 1-2 minutes, and shape into a roundish ball. Lightly grease a cookie sheet (cover the sheet with foil first if you want an easier cleanup). Place the dough on the cookie sheet and flatten to form a round loaf about 6 1/2 inches across. Take a knife and powder it with flour; cut an X about 1/2 inches deep into the loaf’s top. Bake until golden brown, 35-45 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve; goes quite well with jam.
Doesn’t really need to be refrigerated, but refrigeration is never a bad idea. Very good served cold or reheated.