Friday, March 13, 2015

Irish Soda Bread

2 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cups of sugar
2 tablespoons of caraways seeds
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoons of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/4 cups of raisins

1 pint sour cream
1 stick of unsalted butter  (melted and cooled)
1 medium egg  (lightly beat)

Preheat oven 375

Coat a 9 inch round cake pan with nonstick spray.

Whisk together flour, sugar, caraway seeds, baking powder,baking soda, salt in a medium size bowl.  stir in raisins.  Slowing mix in sour cream, butter and egg in small bowl, then stir into flour mixture.  Mix well until smooth.

Transfer the batter into coated pan and put an x in the center of the mixture.

Bake the Soda Bread bread half way though and then rotate the pan.  Bake until golden 45-50 minutes.  When you insert a toothpick into the center of the bread it should come out clean.

Cook bread with the pan  for about 15 minutes.

 The history if soda bread is that it comes from Southern Ireland, and the cross on it legend claims is to scare  away the devil. 

My Mother-in-law would serve this with butter and a cup of tea.  My mother-in-law had 3 different versions of this soda bread.  I remember this one most often being used.

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