IRISH SODA BREAD
Spray 9 or 10 inch round baking pan with nonstick baking spray; set aside.
In large bowl combine dry ingredients, reserving 1 tablespoon flour; using pastry blender, or two knives used scissors-fashion, cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in raisins. In 2-cup measure or small mixing bowl combine milk, egg, and baking soda, beating until well mixed; pour into flour mixture and stir to combine.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle reserved tablespoon flour onto work surface; turn dough out onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Shape into 8-inch round loaf and place in sprayed pan; cut a cross about 1/2 inch deep through surface of dough. Bake for about 1 hour (until golden and cake tester, inserted in center, comes out dry). Transfer bread to wire rack and let cool. To serve, cut into 20 equal slices.