I served this bread at last year's Christmas dinner and it was the topic of conversation at the table. Everyone loved it! Delicious with any meal or on it's own.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon fennel seed
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons melted butter
- 3 tablespoons butter, chilled
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10 inch round cake pan.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and fennel seed. In another bowl, stir together the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, until just blended using a large spoon. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Dot with the 3 tablespoons of chilled butter.
Bake for about 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until puffed and golden. Cut into wedges and serve warm.