About this recipe: A tasty loaf similar to a scone. Perfect for weekend breakfasts or as an afternoon pick-me-up with tea or coffee.
A nice, simple soda bread that is moist and has good flavor. I used my food processor to cut the butter into the flour mixture and then mixed the buttermilk in. I removed the dough from the food processor and kneaded the raisins into the dough. Super easy and great with a cup of tea. - 12 Mar 2012
So simple and yet so incredibly delicious! Perfect with Irish Breakfast Tea! This is definitely scone-like and great warm out of the oven with a bit of butter! Since I like things a bit sweeter, I used 1/4 cup of sugar. I froze my butter and used a cheese grater to "grate" it in to the flour mixture. I also used raisins instead of currants. Buttermilk is great for baking as it always makes things very moist. I used a whole cup and had no trouble with kneading. I formed the dough into a 7 inch round and placed it onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. I did an egg wash over top and it baked up nice and brown. This is such a simple recipe that produces such great results. I think you could simplify it even more and just use 2 cups of self-rising flour along with the sugar, butter, buttermilk and raisins.... - 11 Mar 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I've made it twice - love it a little more moist. I added the whole cup of buttermilk (maybe plus a little more), which makes a wet dough. Can't be kneaded. I just dumped it out onto the greased cookie sheet, shaped it into a 7" round, & baked it. Much better that way . . . moist & yummy. - 15 Mar 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)