Irish Farmhouse Loaf

Servings: 8

8 ounces flour
4 ounces granulated sugar
8 ounces mixed dried fruit
Grated rind of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Mix the flour, sugar, fruit, lemon rind, butter, baking powder and baking soda. Add the beaten egg and the buttermilk to make a nice soft dough; beat well and pour into a greased 2-pound loaf pan. Bake at 300 degrees F for 1 hour, or until it tests done with a skewer.

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