And to give everyone an update on the dishcloths. . .I'm LOVING them!! They are absolutely wonderful. I just toss it in my washer at the end of each night and the cloth gets washed with the next load of laundry. It's really working out great.
Irish Soda Bread
4 cups flour (I mixed whole wheat and unbleached white flours and it turned out great. Otherwise use white flour)
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp butter
raisins (we use the 24 oz. container)
2 1/4 cups buttermilk
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut butter into mixture and blend. Scald raisins in a colander under hot water (this softens and moistens them). Add raisins to mixture. Then make a hole in the middle of the batter and pour the buttermilk in. Stir until combined.
Grease a round casserole dish (like Pyrex) and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 60 minutes. This is how long it takes in my gas oven, I've heard it may take a couple of minutes longer in electric.