So tasty, I had it for dinner 🙂
Here’s what you need:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 cups of flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup golden raisins
2 tbsp. fennel seeds
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees farenheit. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, raisins, fennel seeds, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. In a mixer, whisk the buttermilk, eggs, and 2 tablespoons of the butter. Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients to form a dough.
Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes. Form the dough into a 9-inch round and place it on a buttered baking sheet. Brush the loaf with the remaining tablespoon of butter. Using a sharp knife, make an X on top of the loaf.
Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before serving.
It’s wonderful with a little butter and some blackberry jam!