Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Irish Soda Bread
This is an old recipe from a cooking board. I never made it because I can buy Irish Soda Bread back in NY in any local grocery store. Not so in Northern Florida.
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seed (didn't use)
3 Tablespoons Crisco
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup raisins
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a saucepan, cover raisins with water. Bring to a boil, drain and set aside for later.
Combine dry ingredients, cut in Crisco with a fork.
Add raisins, toss to coat with flour.
Add buttermilk a little at a time to make a soft dough.
Turn out onto a floured board-knead a few times to smooth.
Form into about a 6” round dome and place on a greased or parchment lined sheet.
Cut a large cross (X) into the top of the bread.
Melt 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoon butter
Brush the bread with the sugar/butter mixture.
Bake 45 minutes until well browned.