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Grandma Crosby 's Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Aunt Pat


4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup dried currents
1 to 1 1/4 cups buttermilk at room temperature
1 tsp. sugar or honey
1 egg beaten with 2 tbsps. milk for glaze

Preheat oven to 325
Grease 2 8" round cake or pie pans
Sift and combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
Cut butter and sugar into flour mixture until the dough resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in currents. Set aside.
Combine honey and buttermilk.
Stir into flour mixture until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn out onto a floured surface.
Dough will be sticky.
Knead 1 minute. Cut dough in half. Shape into two round loaves.
Place into two greased floured pans.
With a sharp knife dipped in flour cut 1/2" deep across each loaf.
Brush loaves with egg glaze. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Bake in preheated oven 65-75 minutes.
If bread sounds hollow when tapped underneath it is done.
Cool and slice in thin slices or wedges.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great toasted. Grandma Mary always made this for us for Christmas. Also, I find it works well when I use my food processor.




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