Friday, March 23, 2012

Irish Soda Bread

* 4 cups flour
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 tsp baking soda
* 2 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
* 2 eggs
* 1 stick butter, softened
* 1/2 lb raisins

1. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Add butter to flour mixture and blend.
3. Add raisins to the mix.
4. Beat eggs in a separate bowl, then add buttermilk to the eggs.
5. Slowly incorporate the egg and buttermilk mixture a little at a time, and blend will with a spoon.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
6. Cook in a 9 inch greased pan, for about an hour, to an hour and fifteen minutes.

I doubled the recipe and made it in 3 loaf pans. I cooked the 3 loaves for 65 minutes, and they came out great!

The original recipe calls for 1/2 to 1 cup of sugar, the less sugar the more bread like so it could be served right with dinner. Additionally, if you make it in one round it comes out easily and perfect in a spring form pan. The high sides tend to keep it nice and straight. This recipe has been in the family for a long time... enjoy!

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