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Patty Johnson

Serves/Makes:One round loaf

  • 1 cup (225 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). salt
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) raisins (optional)
  • 3/4 1 cup (225 ml) buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp (20 ml). cornstarch
  • Mix all dry ingredients.
  • Stir in raisins and enough buttermilk to make soft dough.
  • Turn onto lightly floured surface.
  • Knead until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Shape into round loaf, about 6-1/2 inches in diameter.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • You can sprinkle a little corn meal on pan to prevent sticking.
  • Cut an X about 1/4" through center of loaf with floured knife.
  • Allow loaf to rest 10 minutes.
  • Bake in 375 degree (200 C.) oven until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Brush with margarine if desired.
I found this recipe in a cookbook put together by the Sailors of Snug Harbor, in Sea Level North Carolina, called Tasty Harbor Favorites.

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