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Irish Bread

March 16, 2013
When Irish fingers are in mouths preventing smiles...

When Irish fingers are in mouths preventing smiles…

My Nana always made Irish bread for most family meals–it was, I suppose, her version of Southern biscuits or other bread staples.  It’s not “traditional” Irish soda bread, more like a raisin quick bread.  I’m not sure where she got the recipe, whether it was from her mom or from a magazine.  I am inclined to believe it was a recipe designed to be fast and not use a lot of expensive ingredients, maybe from the Depression era.

I use whole wheat flour, and mix my own combination of cinnamon and brown sugar for the topping.  It’s great for breakfast with a little butter, or as a portable snack.

Erin go bragh!

A redhead and semi-redhead in the California sunshine

A redhead and semi-redhead in the California sunshine

Irish Bread

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour (all-purpose or wheat)
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • cinnamon-sugar

Directions:

  1. Sift together dry ingredients in large bowl.  Stir in egg and milk.  Add raisins.  Pour into greased 9″ loaf pan.  Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.
  2. Bake at 350 for 1 hr.  Cool in pan 10 min.  Cool on wire rack.
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