4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup buttermilk
*1 cup dried currants + 1 tablespoon flour
**1/4 cup butter, melted
**1/4 cup buttermilk for brushing on top
*I have also used golden raisins and they taste awesome, but it is worth buying a small amt of currents for the flavor.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg. Combine the currants with 1 tablespoon of flour and mix into the dough.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet. **In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk; brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an 'X' into the top of the loaf.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Enjoy it warm with a slather of butter...ohhh so goood!