Spotted Dog | Sharon Raasch – Imperial, Neb. |

Spotted Dog | Sharon Raasch – Imperial, Neb.

3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. sugar
1 pinch salt
1/3 c. raisins or dried cranberries
1 3/4 c. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine flour, baking soda, sugar, salt and raisins in a large bowl.
Slowly add buttermilk and mix well until combined.
Turn dough out onto a floured board and form into a round.
Make a cross in the dough by lightly cutting through about a half-inch depth across the dough in both directions.
Place dough round on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees and continue baking 30 minutes.
Remove bread from the oven, turn it over and tap the bottom.
It will sound hollow when done.