Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Celebrate by making Irish Soda Bread. This recipe is from County Cork Ireland
Must do 2 pans worth--in other words, half the recipe in each pan
4 Cups white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 Cup sugar
Blend the above. Then cut in till small lumps are created the following:
1 and 1/2 sticks butter
Then add 1 cup currants plus 1 and1/2 Cups buttermilk (or milk soured with 2 Tbsp vinegar)
Plus 1/4 cup caraway seeds
Mix the above and divide in half, hence the need for two pans
Brush tops with mix of 1 egg yolk plus 2 Tblsp water. Sprinkle sugar on top.
Bake for 55-60 minutes at 350