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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Irish Soda Bread, by , is from Winter Family Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Shirley Winter Smith
Added: Friday, January 20, 2006


4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
cinnamon & sugar, optional

In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in raisins and caraway. Mix buttermilk with egg and add to crumb mixture. Turn onto lightly floured board, knead gently 5 to 6 times. Divide dough in half. Shape into 2 balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Pat each ball into 6 round loaf. Cut about a 1/4 deep cross on top of each loaf. Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, if desired. Bake at 375 degrees 40 - 45 minutes until brown.




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