Now, avid readers, I know that I have been shirking my updating responsibilities, but my new job has been keeping me ridiculously busy (in a good way). I will do my best to be more blog-conscious!
Irish soda bread, or Irish bread, as my family calls it, has been our tradition since before I can remember. Every March, we make tons of it to give to friends and take in to work. I know it was a hit in my office this morning!
So, without further ado, here it is, my Irish great-grandmother's recipe!
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 box raisins (~15oz)
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all dry ingredients together by hand.
- Break 2 eggs into a 2-cup measure and beat with a fork. Add enough buttermilk to total 2 cups. Stir to incorporate eggs into liquid mixture.
- Pour wet into dry and mix all together by hand. Batter will be stiff.
- Put into a greased round heavy pan (use butter or cooking spray). I use old frying pans with the non-oven-safe handle removed.
- Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Cool on rack.