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Irish Soda Bread

(by Melissa Jeanne Givey)


4 c. flour

1 c. sugar

3 t. baking powder

1 t. baking soda

1 t. salt

2 c. raisins

2 eggs (slightly beaten)

3 c. buttermilk*

2 T. melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine dry ingredients.

Combine liquid ingredients.

Add liquid to dry, and mix with a spoon.

Pour into a heavily greased 10-in. black iron (or heavy duty) skillet.

Bake for 1 hour.

Remove from oven and take it out of the pan immediately.

Let cool 1 hour before cutting.

*Aunt Jeanne recommends substituting 1 pt. plain yogurt for the 3 c. buttermilk.


(Read Cheaper By the Half-Dozen, the story that accompanies this recipe.)

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