Irish Soda Bread
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons margarine
1 slightly beaten egg white
3/4 cup buttermilk
nonstick spray coating
In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
Cut in margarine till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
In a small mixing bowl combine egg white and buttermilk. Add all at once to dry mixture. Stir just till moistened.
On a lightly floured surface knead dough 10 to 12 strokes till nearly smooth. Shape into a 7 inch round loaf.
Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray coating. Place bread dough on baking sheet. With a sharp knife, make 2 slashes in the top to form an X.
Bake in a 375 oven about 30 minutes or till golden. Serve warm. Makes 1 loaf (16 servings).