Here is the recipe for the bread. I altered it because I never have buttermilk and it's hard to find out here in the woods. I also doubled this recipe so we could have two loaves. It will be nice for breakfast in the morning.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cup buttermilk ***
(***My substitution - 1 cup plain yogurt mixed with 1/4 cup milk with 1 tsp vinegar)
Preheat oven to 350
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a large bowl combine dry ingredients and mix together
Make a well in the bowl and add yogurt mixture ... at this point you can use a large spoon but I just used my hand in a "claw" formation slowly pulling the dry ingredients to the middle. Do this until the dough just comes together.
You might need another tablespoon or so of milk depending on the weather .. it might not be moist enough. It needs to be sticky ... but not so sticky its really hard to handle
Shape into a round and place on the baking sheet and cut an X on the top with a sharp knife.
Bake for 45 minutes until dark golden. A skewer or sharp knife will come out clean - let cool before slicing ... and best served shortly after baking. I put mine in about an hour before dinner was done.
It's really easy and tastes great :o)