Here's what you'll need:
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/4 cups unbleached bread flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup raisins
- 4 tablespoons butter, cut up into little pieces
In a separate bowl whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to combine. The dough will be stiff; if it's too crumbly to squeeze together, add another tablespoon or two of buttermilk.
Knead the dough a couple of times to make sure it's holding together than shape it into a ball.
Bake the bread at 400 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes, until it's golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Cut it up and spread some butter or jelly or whatever you like on your soda bread. Enjoy!