irish soda bread


2 1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 cup margarine (take out to soften before combining w/ingredients)

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 cups of buttermilk

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup currants

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in the order given until batter is smooth; pour into greased and floured 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 30 mins; then at 325 for 30 mins more. Cool on rack for 15 mins. Remove from pan to finish cooling & wrap in foil while slightly warm. Enjoy with a nice cuppa!