The Irish aren't necessarily known for being a source of great culinary creations, but they do have some redeeming food options. And I'm not talking about the potato.
Irish Soda bread is slightly sweet and ever so tasty when served warm with pat of butter. It makes fabulous toast in the morning, or a great accompaniment to the standard meat and potato fare that my very Irish husband often requests.
I was very pleased to receive this recipe from one of my cousin-in-laws, because I'm confident that they'd know how to do this simple bread just right. So for St. Patty's Day tomorrow, I may not be making corned beef and cabbage...but there will be plenty of bread to soak up our Guinness.
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IRISH SODA BREAD
4 CUPS FLOUR
1 1/2 CUPS SUGAR
1 1/2 TSP. BAKING POWDER
1 TSP. BAKING SODA
1 TSP. SALT
1 CUP RAISINS
2 EGGS - BEATEN
6 TABLESPOONS MELTED BUTTER
2 CUPS BUTTERMILK
MIX DRY INGREDIENTS. ADD EGGS,BUTTER AND BUTTERMILK. FOLD IN RAISINS (USE A WOODEN SPOON TO MIX THE BATTER).
POUR BATTER INTO 2 GREASED LOAF PANS AND BAKE AT 350 DEGREES FOR 40-50 MINUTES. SERVE WARM WITH A PAT OF BUTTER.