My favourite types of recipes are those that have been passed down from generation to generation. The tried, tested and true babies that are found on ripped, stained, water-logged recipe cards. When I get my hands on them, I hold on forever. And that's particularly true for this classic dish - a traditional Shea family recipe that's well worth a taste! Oh, and there's more St. Patty's inspiration riiiight here!
Irish Soda Bread
|4 cups bread flour||1 heaping tablespoon baking powder|
|1/2 tsp baking soda||1/2 tsp salt|
|1/2 cup sugar||1 cup raisins|
|1/2 cup chopped butter||1 egg, slightly beaten|
|1 cup buttermilk|
Mix together all dry ingredients
Add raisins & chopped butter
Make well in center and add beaten egg. Slowly mix it in.
Add buttermilk (or whole milk soured with a tablespoon of vinegar) The dough should be the consistency of thick mashed potatoes.
Pour into greased & floured pan
Bake at 325 for 45 min
Have a pot of tea ready & enjoy!