Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Take a Break: Make Irish Soda Bread

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

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